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WoolPRO BA climbs Mt. Baker in a Helios Merino Hoodie

We love our check-ins from WoolPRO BA’s! This week Ming was kind enough to share his latest adventure climbing Mt. Baker.


Climbing Mt. Baker

A mountain also known as Koma Kulshan, is noted for its glacier-coved peaks and breathtaking meadows!

Elevation: 10,781′
Mountain range: North Cascades, Cascade Range

Mt Baker - WoolPRO Helios Hoodie
Three of Ming’s climbing essentials were: the Helios Hoodie, Scout 1/4 Zip, and Thor Bottoms. Ming let us know that all items worked great during his adventure and went on to mention “the hood fit nicely under my climbing helmet”. Check out all the features of the new WoolPRO Helios hoodie here.

Mt. Baker - Helios Hoodie - SideMt. Baker - Helios Hoodie - Back

More information about Mt. Baker:

Mount Baker (Lummi: Qwú’mə Kwəlshéːn; Nooksack: Kw’eq Smaenit or Kwelshán), also known as Koma Kulshan or simply Kulshan, is an active[9] glaciated andesitic stratovolcano [4] in the Cascade Volcanic Arc and theNorth Cascades of Washington in the United States. Mount Baker has the second-most thermally active crater in the Cascade Range after Mount Saint Helens.[10] About 31 miles (50 km)[11] due east of the city ofBellingham, Whatcom County, Mount Baker is the youngest volcano in the Mount Baker volcanic field.[5] While volcanism has persisted here for some 1.5 million years, the current glaciated cone is likely no more than 140,000 years old, and possibly no older than 80-90,000 years. Older volcanic edifices have mostly eroded away due to glaciation.

After Mount Rainier, Mount Baker is the most heavily glaciated of the Cascade Range volcanoes; the volume of snow and ice on Mount Baker, 0.43 cu mi (1.79 km3) is greater than that of all the other Cascades volcanoes (except Rainier) combined. It is also one of the snowiest plMt. Baker - Scoutaces in the world; in 1999, Mount Baker Ski Area, located 14 km (8.7 mi) to the northeast, set the world record for recorded snowfall in a single season—1,140 in (2,900 cm).[12]

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