Sahale Peak/Quien Sabe Glacier


Basic Glacier Climb - Sahale Peak/Quien Sabe Glacier

All permission requests go to Travis Prescott. Priority to the Foothills SIGs(Kurjanowicz, Angulo/Metz, McCarthy)

  • Sat, Jul 25, 2020
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb, Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Challenging
  • Elevation Gain: 5,780 ft

TBD, earlier than you think....or want

Student priority goes to those who need a glacier to graduate in the Foothills SIGS (Kurjanowicz, Angulo/Metz, McCarthy). Students from these SIGS may request permission at any time until the climb opens.

Once the climb opens, any other student who needs a climb to graduate (from any branch) may request permission.

Intermediate priority goes to any one who assists with instructing at a Foothills SIG event. Once the climb opens, any Intermediate may request permission to join.



All participants should be familiar with the route. Look for information on the Mountaineers site, SummitPost, PeakBagger, WTA, and guide books. This will be a one day climb


This will be a challenging, but moderately paced, 1 day climb of Sahale via the Quien Sabe. While we won't be going that fast, expect to be moving the entire day. This takes us on average 15 hours to complete. Expect an early start (4am) 



Sahale Peak/Quien Sabe Glacier

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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