The highest point in the Northern Cascades with an elevation of 10,778 feet, Mount Baker is Washington State’s third highest peak.
Supporting twelve glaciers that cover more than twenty square miles, its steep slopes contain more snow and ice than most of the other Cascade volcanoes combined. Year after year, Mount Baker draws a steady stream of ambitious climbers interested in a challenging ascent. Confronted with shearing winds, brutally cold temperatures, and dangerous crevasses, many who initiate the climb quickly descend in frustration, retreating to more hospitable terrain. Only those climbers who possess the highest levels of discipline and courage are left to negotiate the mountain’s higher elevations.
This coin salutes the perseverance and dedication of those climbers who have completed the punishing ascent up Mount Baker’s slopes to crest its icy summit. The obverse contains a detailed rendering of Mount Baker and includes its elevation. The reverse depicts an intrepid climber triumphantly standing atop Mount Baker’s summit.
Minted in a brass alloy, this coin is finished in antique bronze.
Each coin measures 1 1/2 (39mm) in diameter.
This is a surplus NWTM item. Packaging may vary.