Sahale Peak/Quien Sabe Glacier

Trip

Basic Glacier Climb - Sahale Peak/Quien Sabe Glacier

Single day glacier climb for Foothills climbing

  • Basic Glacier Climb, Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Challenging
  • Elevation Gain: 5,780 ft

4am cascade pass TH ready to go.

If road is not open, 3am Eldorado TH



Priority goes to Foothills Climbing.

  • basic students: you may request permission to sign up after Snow 2
  • Rope leader: you may request permission to sign up after WCR IGT snow field trip or equivalent.
  • 4  participant spots for 2024 basic students, 2 spots for instructors/volunteers with this year's course
  • Leader spots priority to 2024 wcr students

Everyone else, do not request permission until registration opens. 

Pacing: all day, moderate pace (averaging 800 ft per hour). Expect 14 hrs c2c. Approximately 8 hrs to the summit and 6 hrs to get down. We'll take breaks every hour but we will try to keep them short 

LEADER PERMISSION QUESTION: When requesting permission, please answer the following: what climb have you done in the last two months that exceeded 8 hrs, 13 miles, or 5000 feet gain in a single day.

THE MOUNT SI FITNESS TEST IS NOT A GOOD INDICATOR OF  ADEQUATE FITNESS FOR THIS ACTIVITY 

Things that could be good indicators of fitness, all with climbing packs (25 lbs), done in a single day, car to car evet

  • Mt Adams
  • Mt Hood
  • Mt St Helens 
  • Paradise to Camp Muir, 5 hrs up
Route/Place

Sahale Peak/Quien Sabe Glacier


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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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