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Mount Baker  Washington   #4471
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Cascade Range / Washington Cascades

Height: 3286 m -> 10781 feet
Prominence?: 2706 m above Klesilkwa Pass
Line Parent?: Mount Rainier (213.8 km away, at bearing 179 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Rainier (214.0 km away)

Location:   48.77683,-121.81433     48:46:37, -121:48:52   10U 587109 5403326 (14 km SW of Mount Baker Lodge). (25 km SE of Maple Falls).   AreaCode: EM81/HI71
First Ascent: 1868 Edmund Coleman, Thomas Stratton, John Tennant, David Ogilvy
Mount Baker from Table Mountain
This peak is #5 on the Height List for Washington . This peak is #2 in Prominence List for Washington .Mount Baker is the northernmost of the Cascade volcanoes, and is within reach of Vancouver, BC as a day trip. However, the climb is much more relaxed as a 2 day trip, and is often done as a ski trip in May or June. You can take skis right to the summit, although the last 100 m to the summit is very steep. In warm spring snow, you can ski down the steep portion, however in winter months, the slope can be quite icy and require crampons and ice axe. Some parties rope up for this slope. Lower down, there is a certain amount of crevasse danger, and the spring ski route often goes over various snowbridges. Early season crevasse danger is reduced by the huge snowfall this mountain recieves. However, in late summer large crevasses (5 meters wide) begin to open up all over the mountain, making the climbing much more challenging.

It is the third highest mountain in the state of Washington, after Rainier and Mount Adams. It gets a lot of precipitation, and has twelve glaciers. The summit crater is completely filled with ice, providing a large summit plateau. Baker has steamed since the 1800's and there were reports in the 1860's of lots of smoke. The small summit knob is known as Grant Peak; its elevation has been charted in the subpeaks by only 5m lower as USGS maps do not give a precise measure. SSE of the summit, beyond Summit Crater, is Sherman Peak, and to the SW is Colfax Peak.

1. Colman-Deming Glacier (1868) Coleman, Termant, Bennett. Glacier travel, 35-40 degree snow. From the end of the right branch of the Heliotrope Ridge Trail ascend the Coleman Glacier to the Baker-Colfax col. From here, ascend the ridge, then swing onto the Demming Glacier and climb the Roman Wall to the summit plateau. Distance: 2100m elevation gain Equipment: Ice axe, crampons, glacier gear AvgTime: 1 or 2 days
2. Coleman Glacier Headwall (1957.08.18) Cooper, Bartow, Grimlund, Nicholson. Steep snow/ice. Ascend the Coleman-Deming Glacier route to the base of the headwall at 8500 feet. Climb a long snow or ice slope, bearing right to get around rock cliffs (45-50 degree slopes). Equipment: Glacier gear
3. North Ridge (1948.08.07) Fred Beckey, Dick Widrig, Ralph Widrig. Steep snow/ice. From the Coleman-Deming Glacier route, cross the Coleman Glacier to reach broad lower slopes of the North Ridge. Where the ridge narrows, climb 1-2 pitches of alpine ice, then ascend 40 degree slopes towards the summit, and an easing of angle. Equipment: Ice ax, crampons, glacier gear, pickets or ice screws

Trips within 1 km
29 2007.05.25 German-Canadian Ski Ascent of Mount Baker Tom Tiedje
19 2006.06.30 Mount Baker - Who Needs Experience John Hebron
58 2005.08.06 North Ridge of Mount Baker Scott Nelson
18 2004.10.31 Halloween Ski Trip to Baker Matt Gunn
42 2003.06.14 Mount Baker via the standard Coleman-Deming route Route Stefan Reinker
71 2001.08.17 Bikes, Booze and Baker. Twice! Jason Addy
20 2001.07.01 Mount Baker From Heliotrope Ridge Trail - Finally! Adam Palmer
26 2000.06.25 Baker - A day trip via Coleman Glacier Todd Ponzini
12 2000.05.13 Baker/Coleman Glacier Richard Howard
39 2000 Glacier Advance and Recession on Mount Baker Klaus Haring
27 1986.08.01 Mt Rainier and Mt Baker from New Jersey Tom Tiedje

2004.03.02 Prominence proof Fred Touche

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
26 Mount Baker from North Justin Brown
18 Mount Baker from Table Mountain Dan Carey
14 Mount Baker - Crossing the Coleman Glacier Justin Brown
13 Mount Baker from Artist Point Vida Morkunas
12 Steep Ground on the North Ridge of Mt. Baker Michael Stanton
11 Mount Baker: Coleman-Deming Route Greg Jones
9 Winter Wanderlust - Mount Baker Justin Brown
9 Mount Baker - Camp on Heliotrope Ridge Dan Carey
9 Mount Baker Richard Day
8 Tragedy on Mt. Baker Joachim Stadel
7 Mt Baker looking south from Mt. Seymour Provincial Park George Hill
7 Aerial View of Mount Baker and the Twin Sisters Klaus Haring
6 Mount Baker, North Face Ed Farrell
6 Mount Baker - Ascending the Coleman-Deming Route Dan Carey
6 Coleman Headwall - Mount Baker Justin Brown
6 Mount Baker - Descending the Roman Wall Dan Carey
5 Mount Baker North Face and Seracs Joachim Stadel
5 Mount Baker - Summit Plateau Dan Carey
5 Mount Baker and Bellingham from Mount Constitution David Wasserman
5 Mount Baker - Sunset from Heliotrope Ridge Dan Carey
5 Mount Baker - East Side Fred Touche
5 Mount Baker from Mount Shuksan Dan Carey
4 Lower Coleman Glacier Fred Touche
4 Baker from the air Brett Logan
4 Mount Baker from New West, BC Serguei Okountsev
4 Baker - Below the Roman Headwall Brett Logan
4 Heliotrope Ridge Ed Farrell
3 Sunrise on Mt. Baker from Shuksan Drew Brayshaw
3 North side of Mt Baker Michael Coyle
3 Mt Baker Hans Bauck
2 Mount Baker in winter as seen from Lower Mainland Serguei Okountsev

Placename Photos
22 Mount Shuksan and Mount Baker - Overland View from Northeast Justin Brown
13 Mount Redoubt and Mad Eagle Peak - Northeast Sides. Don Funk
10 Middle Peak Panorama Matt Lucas
10 Mount Shuksan from Table Mountain Dan Carey
9 Hadley Peak and Mount Baker Simon Chesterton
9 Coleman Pinnacle and Mount Baker Simon Chesterton
8 Coleman Pinnacle, Mount Baker and Lasiocarpa Ridge Simon Chesterton
8 Loomis Mountain from Dock Butte (Baker Area) Simon Chesterton
8 Eldorado Peak and wildflowers on Sahale Arm Lucas Earl
7 Glacial Oddities and Colfax Peak Greg Jones
7 Mount Shuksan from Mount Baker Sandy Briggs
6 Pleiades and Larrabee From Slesse Area Drew Brayshaw
6 Baker and Twin Sisters from 20,000' Jordan Peters
5 Slesse, Border Peaks, Tomyhoi and Baker from Cheam Steve Sproule
4 Lincoln Peak Hans Bauck
3 Mount Baker Zoran Vasic
3 Old Baldy From the Northwest - July Robert Bailey
3 Slesse to McGuire from Lady Steve Sproule
2 Ice Climbing on Mount Baker Seracs Zoran Vasic