Silver Star Mountain/Silver Star Glacier


Basic Glacier Climb - Silver Star Mountain/Silver Star Glacier

A strenuous one day glacier climb of a scenic peak with great views into the North Cascades.

  • Sat, Jun 22, 2024
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Strenuous 1, Technical 2, Basic Glacier Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,200 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 8,876 ft

TBD but early.

Strenuous one day ascent with an alpine start.  Priority to Basic students until 5/30/24, then open to all.  Students can request leader's permission when sign up opens and include conditioning over the previous 2-3 months plus previous climbs, if any.  Rope leaders can request permission at any time.


Silver Star Mountain/Silver Star Glacier

  • USGS Silver Star Mtn

    Green Trails Washington Pass No. 50

    Trails Illustrated North Cascades National Park
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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 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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