Mount Shuksan/Sulphide Glacier

Trip

Basic Glacier Climb - Mount Shuksan/Sulphide Glacier

Mentored lead for Chris Swarthout. Please refer to the Leader's Notes for updated information.

  • Fri, Jun 26, 2020 — Sat, Jun 27, 2020
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 16.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,500 ft
  • Maximum Wind: 45 kts
  • Maximum Currents: 25 kts
  • Pace: 3.21 Km/h

To be arranged by the climbing team.

This climb is dependent on our state being in Phase 2 or 3 of Governor Inslee's Safe Start plan.  The roster is currently sized to meet Phase 2 restrictions (no more than 5 people), but will be expanded in the event we are in Phase 3. 

Leader permission required so we can discuss conditioning and prior experience.  Additionally, I am filling the roster using the following criteria:

  • Prior to June 1 - priority to Basic/Glacier students from any branch requiring a glacier climb to graduate
  • After June 1 - open to all; first come, first served

Please contact Chris Swarthout for all inquires about this climb.

EXPECTATIONS

So that we’re all on the same page, your participation on this trip implies acceptance of the following – That you will be an engaged and contributing teammate to the discussion, decisions, and actions going forward.  You all will have go-do actions and assignments.

All participants should be very familiar with the route. Look for information on the Mountaineers site, PeakBagger, Summit Post, Mountain Project, and Super Topo, WTA, and guide books.

Route/Place

Mount Shuksan/Sulphide Glacier



  • Green Trails Lake Shannon No. 46

    Green Trails Mt Shuksan No. 14

    USGS Shuksan Arm

    USGS Mt Shuksan
  • See full route/place details.
Roster
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 sleeping bag rated to +20 degrees or colder
  • A sleeping pad
  • 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
  • Rescue pulley
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Warm gloves or mittens
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