Reader Feedback: Sharing our love for Mount Baker

We received several kind notes and social media mentions about our spring/ summer 2017 edition of Window magazine, which was devoted to Western’s love of Mount Baker. We weren’t surprised to learn that the mountain is wrapped up in many readers’ memories of Western. Tina Pattengill (’74) even sent us a photo of her own Mount Baker heirlooms that hang in her house: wooden skis her father used to ski on Mount Baker in 1947.

Letter: Mountain-climbing fundamentals

Enjoyed the mountain-themed spring/summer Window issue. It brought back lots of mountaineering memories, which started in my senior year at Western. That last spring semester, I took a WWSC climbing course taught by Dallas Kloke, ’62 and ’69, and learned some fundamentals that proved useful for many decades of adventures in the alpine around the world. Fond memories of climbing all of the major Cascade peaks, but Shuksan was my favorite, the only peak (aside from pre-eruption Mount St. Helens) that I climbed twice. Good to see that students, staff and faculty still appreciate and enjoy the special place that is the North Cascades.

Greg H. Rau, ’71

Castro Valley, California