Mount Shuksan Summit Climb-9,127′ a fine place to do a little climbing

  • Dates: June 24-26;July 29-31; July-September
  • Duration:3 days
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Client Ratio: 3:1, 2:1 for the Fisher Chimneys
  • Cost:
    • Sulphide Glacier – $825
    • Fisher Chimneys – $1050
    • North Face – $1050
  • Included:Park fees, group climbing equipment, and guide services. *(meals while on the mountain, tents, stoves, cook kits and personal climbing equipment rentals available)
  • Not Included:Ground transportation airfare, transportation within Seattle, hotel accommodations, restaurant meals, gratuities for guides, all meals while on the mountain, tents, stoves, cook kits, and all personal items.

 

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Mt Shuksan Summit Climb rises 9,127′ above the Puget Sound; is the most photographed mountain in the world and a fine place to do a little climbing. there is a route for everyone; from the gentle Sulphide Glacier to easy rock climbing of Fisher Chimneys, and moderate alpine ice climbing of the North Face. All routes finish with a 5.0 ascent of the summit pyramid! A taste of the Alps without the crowds, makes this one of the best mixed climbs in the Cascades.

One of the benefits of climbing with BC Adventure Guides is the flexibility we can schedule into your trip. You and your guide have access to incredibly diverse terrain, as well as the freedom to adjust your itinerary as the weather, climbing conditions, and the objective allow.Follow this up with an ascent of the highest peak in the North Cascades of Mt. Baker on the Coleman Deming glaciers taking in the view of the amazing BC Coast Range and the Pacific Ocean.

 

Day 1
We drive from Seattle to the trailhead. The hike to base camp takes from 2‑5 hours, passing through alpine meadows and clusters of Mountain Hemlock before making camp and take in the rugged spectacular ridges and icefalls that set Shuksan apart from the Volcanoes.

Day 2
A long day begins with a pre-dawn start on moderate glacier climbing over parts of three different glaciers to the summit pyramid. From here you will have views of the complex glaciers beneath us as well as the surrounding peaks of the North Cascades! We then descend the climbing route, back to our tent. After descending, we will enjoy the afternoon and relax in camp.

Day 3
After a leisurely breakfast, we break camp, head down the mountain, and arrive back at the trailhead by noon or 1 p.m.Ice axe positioning and proper application of all axe positions for climbing moderate and steep snow and ice

Day 1 
We drive from Seattle to the trailhead by Artist Point and head toward Lake Ann. The hike to base camp takes from 2‑4 hours, passing through alpine meadows and clusters of Mountain Hemlock before climbing to Lake Ann, where we set camp.

Day 2
A long day begins with a pre-dawn start. The climb first involves easy rock climbing in a series of chimneys, then moderate glacier climbing over parts of three different glaciers, and concludes with a 5.0 ascent of the summit pyramid. From here you will have views of the complex glaciers beneath us as well as the surrounding peaks of the North Cascades! We then descend the climbing route, back to our tent. After descending, we will enjoy the afternoon and relax in camp.

DAY 3 
After a leisurely breakfast, we break camp, head down the mountain, and arrive back at the trailhead by noon or 1 p.m.

Day 1 
We drive from Seattle to the trailhead by Artist Point and head toward Lake Ann. The hike to high camp takes from 4-6 hours, passing through alpine meadows and clusters of Mountain Hemlock before climbing in a series of chimneys to the base of Winnies Slide, where we set camp.

Day 2
A long day begins with a pre-dawn start. The climb first involves descending the White Salmon glacier then heading over to the North Face. The climb follows a 1,500’+alpine snow and ice climb up to 55 degrees and concludes with a 5.0 ascent of the summit pyramid. From here you will have views of the complex glaciers beneath us as well as the surrounding peaks of the North Cascades! We then descend the Upper Curtis and back to our tent. After descending, we will enjoy the afternoon and relax in camp.

DAY 3 
After a leisurely breakfast, we break camp, head down the mountain, and arrive back at the trailhead by noon or 1 p.m.