Sahale Peak/Quien Sabe Glacier


Basic Glacier Climb - Sahale Peak/Quien Sabe Glacier

A quick one day climb with amazing views if weather is good. Please complete this survey if interested:

  • Wed, Aug 5, 2020
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb, Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,780 ft
  • Pace: 1000 ft/hr

We will meet at the Cascade Pass trail head the night before and sleep in cars (alternately, sleep in nearby campground and join us in the morning). Be prepared to leave the trailhead at 4 AM sharp. 

We will adhere to strict Covid-19 precautions including driving separately unless part of same living group, wearing masks when within 6 ft of each other, frequent use of hand sanitizer, etc... 

This is a mentored lead for Lauren Allen. To ensure fair and equal access, we will select participants based on this survey, and you will be notified of acceptance for the climb at least one week before.


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 back pack (40 to 60 liters)
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 4 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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