The climbing on Mt. Baker is varied from steep glacier ice climbs perfect for the advanced climber to low angle glacier walking perfect for an introduction to glaciated alpinism. This factor combined with large relief of the mountain (nearly 7,000 feet) and relative high elevation (10,781 feet/3,286 meters) makes Mt. Baker an alpinists play ground. First ascent was in 1868 by Edmund Coleman, John Tennant, Thomas Stratton and David Ogilvy. The North Ridge was first climbed in August 1948 by Fred Beckey, Ralph and Dick Widrig and is rated AD, AI2-3, 3700 feet.
Mount Baker also known as Koma Kulshan or simply Kulshan, is an active glaciated volcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc and the North Cascades of Washington, USA. Mt. Baker has the second-most thermally active crater in the range after Mt. Saint Helens. About 31 miles (50 km) due east of the city of Bellingham, Mt. Baker is the youngest volcano in the Mt. Baker volcanic field.