Elevation

10,781 ft / 3,286 m

Prominence

8,812 ft / 2,685 m

Range

Cascade

Summits

82 summits

Top climbing months

July   33%

June   26%

May   14%

Most climbed route

Coleman-Deming

Highlights

  • One of the 5 main volcanic peaks in the Washington Cascades and the 2nd most active crater after Mt. St. Helens
  • 2nd most glaciated Cascade volcano after Mt. Rainier with .43 cu miles of ice and snow
  • Known for its ridiculous amounts of snow, Mt. Baker Ski Area lies 9 miles northeast of the summit. In 1999 it set the world record snowfall in a single season at 1,140 in / 2,900 cm.
  • The Coleman-Deming route is the most popular. Requires glacier travel and potential crevasse navigation; usually attempted May-Aug due to better weather and low avalanche conditions.
  • Has 3 sub-summits: Sherman Peak and the Black Buttes (Colfax Peak and Lincoln Peak). The main peak of Mount Baker is called Grant Peak.
"Another attempt of Mount Baker in challenging conditions. Almost identical to last year with rain and high winds, however being late July the air was warm and humid, and despite getting absolutely drenched, we didn't really get cold, which is the only reason we were able to make it. Half the parties camped at the Hogsback and higher didn't even make the attempt. Some others left really early (1 - 2 am - not sure why in those conditions) and turned back - we ran into them coming down as we were heading up at 4:30 am. Luckily the route was easy to follow in such low visibility. Some cre" - BryHong8, Jul 22, 2017
"Camped up at the ridge above the Football field, started in the fog but quickly got above the clouds. Summited in a couple of hours, most crevasses were exposed and easy to navigate. " - JackC, Jul 16, 2017
"Camped up at the ridge above the Football field, started in the fog but quickly got above the clouds. Summited in a couple of hours, most crevasses were exposed and easy to navigate. " - JackC, Jul 16, 2017
"I made an attempt on Mount Baker via Easton Glacier with my buddy Paul Thompson. We weren't on track to hit our turn around time and stopped about 1000' from the summit. We should have camped higher on the mountain rather than making the whole push in a day. We also wasted a few hours in the early morning following various tracks due to a recent landslide that covered the route with loose soil. Our descent route was much more direct and would have been the way to go. Oh well, we'll be back!" - Al-Rashid, Jun 17, 2017
"12 hours car-to-car from heliotrope ridge trailhead. The bootpack was easy to follow, with dozens of other people doing the Coleman-Deming route ahead of us. Crevasses beginning to open up, but conditions were otherwise good, aside from the human waste on the Coleman Glacier. " - TynanRammGranberg, Aug 21, 2016

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