Mount Adams' snow-capped dome stands at 12,276 feet, making it the third largest peak in the Cascades and the second highest peak in Washington State.
Though far removed from Washington's most populous cities and towns, Mount Adams attracts climbers from all over the world. Ringed by dense glaciers that extend several thousand feet from the summit, the mountain poses a serious challenge to all those who seek to scale its daunting heights. The ascent is made more difficult by the severe winds and sudden storms that rail against its steep slopes. Requiring the highest levels of skill and endurance, Mount Adams' tough terrain rewards only the most dedicated climbers.
This coin commemorates the outstanding achievement of those who have crested Mount Adams' well guarded summit. The obverse contains a detailed rendering of Mount Adams and includes its elevation. The reverse depicts a climber standing triumphantly atop its icy peak beneath the word "Summiteeer."
Minted in MerlinGold® a proprietary brass alloy that simulates the look and feel of gold, this proof-like coin comes sealed in a protective Lucite capsule and packaged with a certificate of authenticity that describes Mount Adams in full detail.