Silver Star Mountain/Silver Star Glacier


Basic Glacier Climb - Silver Star Mountain/Silver Star Glacier

Priority for Foothills climbing community (Basic students and volunteers helping running the courses) until 6/3. Please read leader notes before requesting permission.

  • Basic Alpine Climb, Strenuous 1, Technical 2
  • Challenging
  • Elevation Gain: 5,200 ft

TBD, but very early. Most likely will require car camping at the parking lot or nearby.

This will be one day push for Sliver Star Mountain. Please expect a very long day (14+ hours) with 5000+ elevation gain.

Please don't  request leader permission before climb opening date.  When requesting leader permission, please include the recent history of trips/conditioners with more than 4000ft of gain, preferably with overnight pack.

Foothills Basic students - since the climb is happening before your final exam, you can request permission to join anytime after Snow 1 field trip. However, if you are significantly struggling with your crevasse rescue skills by the trip comes, I may ask you to drop from the roster.

Foothills Basic course volunteers - at least one spot on this climb is dedicated for someone who helped run Basic course this year. If I get multiple requests, I will make a decision based on your involvement in running the course.


Silver Star Mountain/Silver Star Glacier

  • USGS Silver Star Mtn

    Green Trails Washington Pass No. 50

    Trails Illustrated North Cascades National Park
  • See full route/place details.
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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