RIGHT: I'm about to climb Mt. Baker, the 2nd most glaciated mountain in the contiguous US states (after Rainier). I did it without plastic boots or crampons, which was pretty stupid. But then again, over 100 years ago that was the way everyone went up the mountains and I curious to see if I could pull it off. Setting off at 4 a.m. About 6 hours later I reached the 3,285 meter summit (10,778 ft). Date: Aug 13, 2005.