Whitehorse Mountain/Northwest Shoulder

Trip

Basic Alpine Climb - Whitehorse Mountain/Northwest Shoulder

A long, hard, steep, one day climb.

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  • Basic Alpine Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 7,000 ft

We will car camp at the trailhead the night before and get an alpine start.

Priority for Tacoma Basic students and grads until May 1, open to other branches after that.

We will car camp at the Neiderprum "trailhead" and get an early start, probably around 4am.

This is a very strenuous climb which will require upwards of 18 hours of continuous steep hiking. Also, this trail is not maintained. Participants will need to be in good shape, have a positive attitude, and not mind a little bushwhacking!

Route/Place

Whitehorse Mountain/Northwest Shoulder


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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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