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Eighteen Major Northwest Peaks

These eighteen peaks are considered by both the Chemeketans and the Mazamas as the "Major Northwest Peaks" and recognize their members with awards who successfully climb these peaks on club climbs. The Chemeketans include all eighteen peaks; the Mazamas include sixteen of them, excluding Broken Top and Mount Theilsen.

Linda joined me on our quest to climb these peaks. We shared most of the climbs together, often leading the climbs in order to get them on the official Chemeketan climb schedule. She successfully completed her goal in 1994 on Mount Baker. I completed mine in 1993 on Mount Shuksan.

The Peaks

Peak Elevation State Year
Mount Rainier 14410 Washington 1980
Mount Shasta 14162 California 1986
Mount Adams 12276 Washington 1977
Mount Hood 11239 Oregon 1977
Mount Baker 10781 Washington 1993
Glacier Peak 10541 Washington 1985
Mount Jefferson 10497 Oregon 1978
South Sister 10358 Oregon 1976
North Sister 10085 Oregon 1979
Middle Sister 10047 Oregon 1975
Mount Stuart 9415 Washington 1982
Mount Thielsen 9182 Oregon 1977
Broken Top 9175 Oregon 1984
Mount Shuksan 9131 Washington 1993
Mount Saint Helens 8363 Washington 1977
Mount Olympus 7965 Washington 1992
Three Fingered Jack 7841 Oregon 1979
Mount Washington 7794 Oregon 1979

Map

climbed = Peaks climbed   unclimbed = Unclimbed peaks

General Information

Washington Climb Links
Oregon Climb Links
National Forests of Oregon and Washington
Northern California Climb Links

References

  1. Beckey, Fred, Cascade Alpine Guide: Climbing and High Routes, Vol. 1, Columbia River to Stevens Pass, Third Edition, The Mountaineers, 2000.
  2. Beckey, Fred, Cascade Alpine Guide: Climbing and High Routes, Vol. 2, Stevens Pass to Rainy Pass, Second Edition, The Mountaineers, 1989.
  3. Beckey, Fred, Cascade Alpine Guide: Climbing and High Routes, Vol. 3, Rainy Pass to Fraser River, Second Edition, The Mountaineers, 1995.
  4. Gauthier, Mike and Bruce Barcott, Mount Rainier: A Climbing Guide, The Mountaineers, 1999.
  5. Nelson, Jim and Peter Potterfield, Selected Climbs in the Cascades, The Mountaineers, 1993.
  6. Nelson, Jim and Peter Potterfield, Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volume II, The Mountaineers, 2000.
  7. Olympic Mountain Rescue, Climber's Guide to the Olympic Mountains, Third Edition, The Mountaineers, 1988.
  8. Porcella, Stephen F. and Cameron M. Burns, California's Fourteeners, Palisades Press, 1991.
  9. Porcella, Stephen F. and Cameron M. Burns, Climbing California's Fourteeners, The Mountaineers, 1998.
  10. Thomas, Jeff, Oregon High: A Climbing Guide, Keep Climbing Press, 1991.

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