On May 20th, 2011 two of my friends and I skied from the main summit of Mount Baker. This 2300m vertical descent followed Easton, Coleman, Deming Glaciers via Sherman Crater, active part of the volcano with several fumaroles spewing toxic hydrogen sulfide and sulfur dioxide.
Mount Baker (3286m) is the most heavily glaciated of the Cascade Range volcanoes. The volume of snow and ice on Mount Baker, 1.8 cubic kilometres is greater than that of all the other Cascades volcanoes combined except Mount Rainer.
It is also one of the snowiest places in the world;
in 1999 Mount Baker set the world record for
the highest snowfall in a single season; 30 m.