Mount Shuksan/Sulphide Glacier


Basic Glacier Climb - Mount Shuksan/Sulphide Glacier

Two-day skimo trip up the Sulphide Glacier on Mt. Shukson. We'll camp on the glacier and have a nice ski out after summiting on day 2.

  • Sat, May 21, 2022 — Sun, May 22, 2022
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 16.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,500 ft
  • Pace: 1000'/hr min

We'll meet in Seattle the morning of day 1 and then make our way as far up FS Rd 1152 as the snow on the road will let us before we start skinning.  Meeting time TBD and will be communicated with the roster prior to the trip.

Day 1 will likely be longer than usual since we likely won't be able to make it all the way to the Shannon Ridge trailhead in our cars.

We'll carry our overnight gear and plan to camp on the glacier.  Summit day will be day 2.  

AIARE 1 and previous backcountry touring and glacier climbing experience required.

The Sulphide is a surprisingly long glacier so excellent fitness will be needed to skinning up overnight/glacier/avy gear from somewhere on the trailhead. 

If you are interested in this trip, please address your conditioning, ski touring experience, and crevasse rescue training when you request permission.


Mount Shuksan/Sulphide Glacier

  • Green Trails Lake Shannon No. 46

    Green Trails Mt Shuksan No. 14

    USGS Shuksan Arm

    USGS Mt Shuksan

    Green Trails Mount Baker Wilderness Climbing No. 13SX
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Dedicated ski touring or splitboarding set up with boots that can accommodate crampons
  • Crampons
  • Avy gear
  • 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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