Silver Star Mountain/Silver Star Glacier


Basic Alpine Climb - Silver Star Mountain/Silver Star Glacier

Basic Alpine Climb. See leader notes.

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  • Sat, Jun 24, 2017 — Sun, Jun 25, 2017
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Alpine Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,200 ft

By email

Moderate pace. All participants must be confident they have the necessary fitness for this  climb. The Seattle 2016 Seattle Basic Climbing course fitness standard is to be able to hike Mt Si trail to the base of the haystack carrying 15% of bodyweight in less than 2 hours. (3150' gain and ~4 miles). All participants are expected to actively contribute to pre-climb planning, logistics, navigation and route-finding.  Please be available by email Thursday evening and Friday.


Silver Star Mountain/Silver Star Glacier

  • USGS Silver Star Mtn

    Green Trails Washington Pass No. 50

    Trails Illustrated North Cascades National Park
  • See full route/place details.
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) big enough to carry all your gear plus some group gear
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Rescue pulley, glacier prusssiks
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and rain pants
  • Belay gloves
  • Warm gloves or mittens
  • sleeping bag, sleeping pad, tent or bivy shelter
  • shared group gear: rope, pickets, water filter, stove, fuel, shovel
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