Whitehorse Mountain/Northwest Shoulder


Basic Alpine Climb - Whitehorse Mountain/Northwest Shoulder

This is a very strenuous day with 7000' of elevation gain to reach a glorious view of the Glacier Peak Wilderness, Mt Baker and beyond--assuming we can see anything.

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  • Fri, May 19, 2017
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Alpine Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 7,000 ft

We will meet at the trailhead/road end. As this is a long strenuous day we will be leaving promptly at 6AM and participants might want to camp at the trailhead.

Participants must be in very good physical condition as this is a long day with lots of elevation gain. Both 2nd/3rd year Basic students and 2nd/3rd year Intermediate Students (as rope leads) will be given preference.  

Leader's permission required.


Whitehorse Mountain/Northwest Shoulder

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
    • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
    • Crampons (TBD)
    • Rock shoes (for Basic Students--TBD)
    • An ice axe (not technical ice tools)
    • A back pack (30 to 50 liters)
    • 1 prussik loop (i.e. for autoblocks)
    • 4 straight gate carabiners
    • 1 locking carabiner
    • 1 Large pear-shaped locking carabiner
    • Belay device
    • Climbing harness
    • Helmet
    • Chock pick (nut tool)
    • Hat
    • Fleece or puffy jacket
    • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
    • Belay gloves
    • Warm gloves or mittens
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