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
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,780 ft

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.

4 spots are priority to Foothills Climbing 2023 students who need a climb to graduate. 2 participant spots for volunteers of Foothills Climbing. If you satisfy one of these two conditions, you may request permission to join anytime after June 4th. For all others, please do not request permission until July 10.

When requesting permission, please answer the following question:

What is the last activity you did in the last 2 months where you gained 4500+ feet gain and a minimum of 10 hours? How did you feel at the end of that trip


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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