6. Buckner, Elevation: 9,112 Ft[auto_thumb width=”600″ height=”470″ lightbox=”yes” align=”left” title=””iframe=”false”]http://splitboard.com/images/kylemiller/nines/Buckner.jpg[/auto_thumb]Buckner is regarded highly from both the climbing and skiing communities because of its aggressive north face. Entombed in the maze of the Boston Glacier, which is the biggest non-volcanic glacier in the lower 48, just getting to the base of the climb is a challenge. Standing as the western most of the 9,000-foot peaks this mountain literally blocks moisture from heading east.
7. Seven Fingered Jack, Elevation: 9,100 Ft[auto_thumb width=”600″ height=”420″ lightbox=”yes” align=”left” title=””iframe=”false”]http://splitboard.com/images/kylemiller/nines/Seven-Fingered-Jack.jpg[/auto_thumb]Relatively unheard of outside of the Cascades, this mountain is worn down by glacial erosion on two sides. Located at the headwall of the Entiat Valley, its north face is an impressive 3,000-foot cliff. Seven separate pinnacles line the summit, giving it the name and making it more then a worthy area for climbing and skiing.
8. Mount Logan, Elevation: 9,087 Ft[auto_thumb width=”600″ height=”420″ lightbox=”yes” align=”left” title=””iframe=”false”]http://splitboard.com/images/kylemiller/nines/Logan.jpg[/auto_thumb]Logan is a mountain of legend in the North Cascades, not for it’s rather aggressive slopes or the glaciers that cling to every side but for the forests of untamed bushwhacking that protect it. One of if not the most Isolated of the list it’s a worthy goal for anyone who likes rugged adventure.