Mt. Baker: SFS 2018
About the Climb:
Just east of Bellingham and visible from Seattle and the San Juan Islands, this young, active stratovolcano—the third-highest in Washington—is a major mountaineering destination. It’s among the most heavily glaciated peaks in the Cascades, and its serious annual snowfall (641 inches, with a record 95 feet in the 1998-99 season!) means it’s winter wonderland well into the spring. It’s also a great first outing for those looking to get into climbing volcanoes, thanks to some straightforward, nontechnical routes to its broad summit, not to mention the beauty of the Mount Baker Wilderness.
- Minimum climbers needed: 8
- Pledge Requirement: $3,000 (no registration fee)
- Skill Level: Beginner
About Summit for Someone:
Every year, Summit for Someone climbers make it possible for under-resourced youth to participate in wilderness trips—by climbing breathtaking mountains around the world. The vital funding SFS climbers raise creates opportunities for Big City Mountaineers to deliver transformational wilderness mentoring expeditions to urban youth across the country in need of positive adult guidance, all in challenging and restorative environments.