Mount Shuksan/Fisher Chimneys


Basic Alpine Climb - Mount Shuksan/Fisher Chimneys

A two-day climb of a route named for Clarence A. (Happy) Fischer who explored them in 1927.

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  • Fri, Jul 14, 2017 — Sat, Jul 15, 2017
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 16.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,750 ft
  • FULL, 3 on waitlist (2 capacity)
  • FULL, 1 on waitlist (4 capacity)
  • Cancellation & Refund Policy


We have a Permit!!  Cross your fingers for the weather.   There may be a small cost for sharing the permit fee.  

This is a Friday/Saturday climb.    

You must be in very good condition.  Plan to bivy higher than Lake Ann, maybe near the top of Winnie's Slide on the first day (2,400 to 3,000'' gain to camp at 7,200-7800').  Then climb the second day starting about 3:30 a.m. to summit early, and return to the trailhead by the evening of the second day.   The first day of climbing is about 3,000', with some bivy gear.  The second day is about 1400'.  Both days are technical and demanding. 


Mount Shuksan/Fisher Chimneys

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • Crampons
  • An ice axe (not technical ice tools)
  • A back pack (40 to 60 liters)
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Chock pick (nut tool)
  • Rescue pulley
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Belay gloves
  • Warm gloves or mittens
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