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Booker Mountain
Booker Mountain from Sahale Glacier.jpg
Booker Mountain seen from Sahale Mountain
Highest point
Elevation 8,284 ft (2,525 m)
Naming
Etymology Booker T. Washington
Geography
Booker Mountain is located in Washington (state)
Booker Mountain
Booker Mountain
Location in Washington (state)
Parent range North Cascades
Climbing
First ascent August 22, 1964 by Dan Davis and John Holland
Mount Booker near Lake Chelan
Hill's oil on canvas painting of Mount Booker, 1903.

Mount Booker, with an elevation of 8,284 feet (2,525 m), is located in the North Cascades of Washington, about 1.5 miles SE of Mount Buckner, between Park Creek and Stehekin River.

History

Landscape painter Abby Williams Hill, of Tacoma, Washington, was contracted by the Great Northern Railway Company to paint pictures of the North Cascades, and she first painted Mount Booker in 1903. At the time of Hill's painting, the mountain had not yet been named; newspaper critics called it "No-name mountain."

Abby Hill wrote to the National Geological Survey to determine the mountain's name, and the agency offered her the opportunity to name it. She had previously traveled to visit Booker T. Washington (d. 1915), and she attended his lectures in Tuskegee, Alabama, in the fall of 1901. She was also very moved by her experiences with Jim Crow laws in the South, as well as by Washington's lectures. As a result, Abby Hill named the mountain in honor of Booker T. Washington.

Climbing history

The first ascent of the Northeast face of Mt. Booker was completed by Dan Davis and John Holland on August 22, 1964

Booker Mountain from Sahale Arm
Booker Mountain from Sahale Arm
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