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Alpine Scramble - Whistler 7790'

Whistler 7790'

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A scenic vantage point for the great peaks of the North Cascades. Whistler is located about a mile east of Rainy Pass, about a 3 hour drive from Seattle out the North Cascades Highway. While it's on the list of established scrambles it is not a peak often scrambled by the Mountaineers. We'll be feeling our way along, judging the best route as we go. I've been on the approach to it before but we turned back at the base of the long, final ascent to the summit due to the cold September storm that was blowing at the time. So I can't say for sure what the scramble is like high, but the terrain looked plenty steep. I've heard that loose rock can be problematic high, though my guess is that as of now there's plenty of snow up there. While the mileage and elevation gain of the trip are modest, I would consider this a more difficult trip than average, though not among the most difficult in the list of scrambles.
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