Tells the story of America's first mountain adventure race, which took place in 1911 in Whatcom County, Washington. The geographic goal of the race was Mt. Baker, a 10,781 foot volcanic peak set in a vast wilderness area about 30 miles from Bellingham. Participants were to travel to the base of Mt. Baker, climb to the summit and back down, then return to Bellingham. Fourteen runners started out but very few crossed the finish line, where a prize purse of $100 in gold awaited them.