Basic Glacier Climb - Sahale Peak/Quien Sabe Glacier


Basic Glacier Climb - Sahale Peak/Quien Sabe Glacier

One day glacier climb of Sahale

  • Fri, Aug 11, 2023
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb, Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Moderate
  • Elevation Gain: 5,780 ft

Meet at the Cascade Pass TH at 4:00 a.m. then shuttle to the Boston Basin TH. Recommend sleeping in cars the night before at the Cascade Pass TH. 

This will be a loop trip ascending via Boston Basin and the Quien Sabe glacier, then descending via the Sahale Glacier and Cascade Pass.

You must be prepared and fit for a long day with a lot of elevation gain and loss. We won't go crazy fast, but we will hike and climb efficiently. When you ask the leader for permission, please outline your fitness level and the relevant trips you've done this season.


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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