Sahale Peak/Quien Sabe Glacier


Basic Glacier Climb - Sahale Peak/Quien Sabe Glacier

Single Day Sahale Climb for instructors/volunteers with Foothills Basic Climbing

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Basic Glacier Climb, Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Challenging
  • Elevation Gain: 5,780 ft

0330 Cascade Pass TH

Permission Requests

This climb is open to volunteers of the Foothills Basic Climbing Course. Any intermediate, instructor, or leader who has helped with instructing the course may request permission to add when the climb opens for registration in June. 

All other permission requests will be ignored.

Climb  notes

This will be a moderately paced climb. Please bring trail runners/approach shoes for the approach and mountaineering boots for the glacier portion. Pack light. We are aiming for <12 hrs car to car. Expect to travel in 2 person rope teams

Notes for Other climb leaders

Because we're only taking 6 people on this trip and the route allows for 12, if you are interested in taking the other 6 spots, please contact me. We will stagger our start time so we have some gap between our groups. I will take no responsibility for any issues that may occur in your group (and vice versa)


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
Trip Reports