Sahale Peak/Quien Sabe Glacier


Basic Glacier Climb - Sahale Peak/Quien Sabe Glacier

Basic Glacier Climb for Foothills Climbing

  • Basic Glacier Climb, Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Challenging
  • Elevation Gain: 5,780 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 mph, 700 feet gain per hour ascent

0330 Cascade Pass Trailhead

Date or destination may change based on road opening date and weather/smoke conditions

This is a single day attempt of Sahale. Participants must be in good fitness for 5500+ feet gain, 12 mi round trip, min 14 hrs car to car. The Mt Si conditioner is NOT a good indicator of fitness for this climb.

All spots are reserved for 2nd year basic students of Foothills Climbing until July 1. For all others, please do not request permission until July 1; requests sent prior to this date will be ignored. Priority as follows

  • 2023 Foothills Basic Climbing
  • Seattle Intensive Basic
  • Everett Basic Climbing
  • Everyone else

When requesting permission, please include the following:

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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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