Sahale Peak/Quien Sabe Glacier


Basic Glacier Climb - Sahale Peak/Quien Sabe Glacier

One-day trip to one of the most scenic peaks in the North Cascades.

  • Fri, Jul 21, 2023
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb, Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,780 ft

McCarthy-Johnson students have permission to sign up immediately.  Other students, please wait until June 1, and contact the mentored leader Stephen Johnson for permission. Requests before this date are not guaranteed a response, and any sign-ups without prior leader permission will be canceled. When asking permission, please provide details on your recent conditioning.

One-day push to Sahale Peak. Expect an early morning start and a long day. Recommend camping near trailhead.

Details coordinated over email. Back-up date is 7/28/2023.


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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