Mount Baker is the largest glaciated volcano in the Pacific Northwest. Appropriately named “The Great White Watcher” by the local tribes, it frames the picturesque landscape of the islands, farms and ports below.
With it’s twelve active glaciers and breathtaking views, Mount Baker provides both a scenic and extremely rewarding mountaineering experience for both first-time climbers and seasoned veterans alike. Unlike the crowds found on Mount Rainier, your ascent is done in the untrammeled Mount Baker Wilderness Area. Baker is the highest and most heavily glaciated peak in the North Cascades at a lofty 19,781 feet (3,286m). From the summit, views of the spires and peaks of the North Cascades are truly breathtaking, with Rainier, Adams, and Glacier Peak piercing through the clouds below.
Mt. Baker’s glaciers are easily reached within a few hours of trekking, but has a much more remote feel than the more crowded Mt. Rainier. The option of a guided trek up the North Ridge is also an alternative option for the more experienced climber.