Glacier Peak

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Details

Elevation (feet): 10,541
Elevation (meters): 3,213
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Cascade Range
State: Washington
Latitude: 48.111227
Longitude: -121.113992
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 1898
First successful climber(s): Thomas Gerdine with a U.S. Geological Survey team
Nearest major airport: Seattle, Washington
Convenient Center: Darrington, Washington

Description

Glacier Peak is a massive extinct volcano, heavily eroded and covered in glaciers, particularly on its northern and eastern slopes. Its snowy white mass towers in isolation, the highest Cascade peak north of Mount Rainier and south of Mount Baker. The Pacific Crest Trail winds around its eastern slopes, from which the mountain is most easily ascended. The mountain lies within the boundaries of the Mount Baker National Forest and the Glacier Peak Wilderness Area. Bonanza Peak is located a short distance to the northeast.

Refer to Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Vol. 1, by Potterfield and Nelson for climbing route information.