Attention climbers thinking of tackling Mount Baker this summer. The Coleman-Deming route currently has a hazard that those climbing Mount Baker should be aware of. The serac on top of Colfax Peak is separating and will likely fall catastrophically sometime this spring/summer.
AAI guides have often seen people taking breaks beneath Colfax Peak in the debris zone. It is important that teams move through this zone quickly.
See the two photos that show cracks on top of the serac. These will give you an idea of how big this thing will go when it goes.
See also two map images that show the area that people should hurry through, both going up and going down.