|Difficulty:||Basic Snow/Ice Climb|
|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1901|
|First successful climber(s):||Lewis Ryan|
|Nearest major airport:||Seattle-Tacoma|
Thanks to Ronald James for adding this peak.
Buckner Mountain (also called Mount Buckner) is one of the titans of the North Cascades coming in as the 11th highest peak in Washington state and highest in Skagit County. Buckner is located within North Cascades National Park and is the third highest peak inside the park. Buckner provides a grand view from its summit of the many peaks of the North Cascades Range. Many climbers are attracted to its challenging North Face which is accessed via the Boston Glacier, the largest glacier in the North Cascades. However, the Southwest Face offers a non-technical class 3 slope which is also the standard descent route. Gain access to the SW slope from Horseshoe Basin, or via a traverse from Sahale Mountain above Horseshoe Basin. Mt. Buckner is named for Henry Freeland Buckner, the manager of an important mining company with claims in Horseshoe Basin who was instrumental in getting a telephone line into the basin in 1905.
Refer to Fred Beckey's Cascade Alpine Guide, Volume 2, or Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Vol. 1, by Potterfield and Nelson for information on the established climbing routes.
Thanks to Ronald James for this description.