Mount Baker, Washington

Prominence: 8812 ft, 2686 m

Elevation: 10,781 feet, 3286 meters

True Isolation: 131.52 mi, 211.66 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 10,786 ft / 3287 m
Alternate Name(s)Koma-Kulshan
Highest SummitGrant Peak
SubpeaksSherman Peak (10,160 ft/3097 m)
Colfax Peak (9440 ft/2877 m)
Colfax Peak East (9355 ft/2851 m)
Lincoln Peak (9080 ft/2768 m)
Colfax Peak West (8704 ft/2653 m)
Seward Peak (8000 ft/2438 m)
Peak TypeVolcano
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)48° 46' 36'' N; 121° 48' 52'' W
48.776797, -121.814467 (Dec Deg)
587099E 5403322N Zone 10 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionWhatcom (Highest Point)

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     Mount Baker at Trip Report for Whatcom, WA by John Roper Trip Report for Whatcom, WA by Edward Earl

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Lists that contain Mount Baker:
     USA Lower 48 Top 400 Peaks by Prominence (Rank #5)
     USA Lower 48 Range5 High Points (Rank #130)
     USA/Canada Range4 High Points (Rank #62)
     USA Lower 48 Peaks with 4000 feet of Prominence (Rank #5)
     Washington State Drainage Basin High Points (Rank #4)
     USA Lower 48 Peaks with 100 miles of Isolation (Rank #29)
     Triple Crown CoHPs (Rank #6)
     Western Contiguous USA CoHPs (Rank #121)
     Apex (Toughest) CoHPs (Rank #11)
     Western USA CoHPs (Rank #129)
     USA Lower 48 Drainage Basin High Points (Rank #13)
     Mazamas Sixteen Northwest Peaks Award (Rank #5)
     Mountaineers 6-Peak Pin (Rank #3)
     Mountaineers 5-Peak Pin (Rank #3)
     North America Peaks with 2000 meters of Prominence (Rank #28)
     Cascade Volcanoes Peak Pin (Rank #6)
     USA Lower 48 Range4 High Points (Rank #44)
     Washington State Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence (Rank #2)
     Mountaineers Baker's Dozen (Rank #1)
     Canadian Border CoHPs (Rank #1)
(Peak is on over 20 lists; Not all shown here.)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Climbing Washingtons Mountains (Smoot)
       Summit Routes: Washington's 100 Highest Peaks (Stephenson, Bongiovanni)
       Cascade Alpine Guide, Vol. 3 (Beckey)
       Climbing the Cascade Volcanoes (Smoot)
       Washington's Highest Mountains: Basic Alpine and Glacier Routes (Goldman)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1994-08-26 by Brian Friedrich
     1995-07-15 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     2006-07-06 by Erik Landahl
     2008-09-26 by Les Zollbrecht (Unsuccessful)
     2009-05-27 by Rob Carter
     2010-06-26 by Debra La Caze (Unsuccessful)
     2012-06-25 by Mike Wright (Unsuccessful)
     2012-07-22 by Chris Gemmill (Unsuccessful)
     2012-08-05 by Noel Howe
     2013-07-11 by Kevin DeFields
     2013-07-24 by Rob Woodall (GPS Track)
     2013-08-24 by Emily Wheeler
     2014-06-08 by Daniel Engle (GPS Track)
     2014-07-10 by Marlin Thorman (GPS Track)
     2014-07-11 by Rakesh .
     2014-08-16 by Marlin Thorman (GPS Track)
     2014-08-27 by James Barlow (GPS Track)
     2015-03-01 by George Burgess (GPS Track)
     2015-03-01 by Aaron Nash (GPS Track)
     2015-03-08 by Priti Wright (GPS Track)
     2015-04-19 by Shawna Leatherby
     2015-05-31 by Aharon Elston (GPS Track)
     2015-06-07 by Petro Ksondzyk (GPS Track)
     2015-06-14 by Michael Coulter
     2015-06-21 by Chris Gemmill
     2015-07-10 by Ryan Frome

View ascents of peak by registered members (517 total)

Nearby Peak Searches:
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Mount Baker at 11 P.M. on a clear summer night from the Railroad Grade moraine (1995-07-15). Photo by Glenn Slayden.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 8812 ft/2686 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 8877 ft/2706 m
  Line Parent: Little Tahoma
  Key Col: Silverhope-Klesilkwa, BC    1969 ft/600 m
Isolation131.52 mi/211.66 km
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Liberty Cap  (S)
Isolation Limit Point: 46° 52' 24'' N; 121° 46' 30'' W
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RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Cascade Range
Range4: North Cascades (Highest Point)
Range5: Skagit Range (Highest Point)
Range6: Baker-Shuksan Massif (Highest Point)
Drainage Basins
Nooksack (HP)
Strait of Georgia
Pacific Ocean
Skagit (HP)
Puget Sound
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest (Highest Point)
Wilderness/Special Area: Mount Baker Wilderness Area (Highest Point)
Topo MapMount Baker O48121g7 1:24,000
First Ascent1868
Route #1 Glacier Climb: Easton Glacier
Trailhead: Schreiber Meadow (Dirt Road) 3364 ft/1025 m
Vertical Gain: 7417 ft/2261 m
Distance (one way): 7.1 mi/11.43 km
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Other Photos

Approaching the final summit pyramid of Mount Baker (1995-07-15). Photo by Glenn Slayden.
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Someday, this little girl may grow up and climb Mount Baker. Photo by Dave Erickson (2008-02-17).
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At the top. We were running just past our turnaround time so we chose not to go across to Grant Peak. (2014-08-16). Photo by Ron Benfield.
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Middle of the ice pitch(es) (2015-03-08). Photo by Priti Wright.
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