Mt Shuksan Summit Climb -- North Face
This is an Intermediate-level climb. Not for beginners. 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 us 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. 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. 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.
We take responsibility of the environment seriously and learning how to take care of the environment is an important part of our programs. We believe there are 3 elements that make our trips special: Authenticity: We give you the tools to enjoy your adventure, and you will come away knowing that you were integral part of the experience. Environment: We travel in low ratios to minimize impact on the land and to give our clients the best possible experience while being mindful of the pristine, natural areas in which we travel. Ethics: Leave No Trace guides us as we travel to remote alpine regions. We follow the Seven Principles to avoid impacting these fragile ecological zones. We go to places that offer a rare glimpse into the beauty of nature whether skiing, climbing or trekking, and believe wholeheartedly that our impact should simply be making friends and leaving only footprints and good memories behind. To help facilitate Carbon Neutral Travel we teamed up with Sustainable Travel International. Through STI we can offer carbon offsets for all travel as well as finding philanthropic causes to help along the way.
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