Mount Shuksan/Sulphide Glacier


Glacier Climb - Mount Shuksan/Sulphide Glacier

OLYMPIA BRANCH BASIC STUDENT GLACIER CLIMB MEANT TO HELP STUDENTS GRADUATE. This is a mentored lead for Doug Hansen, please direct all questions to Please do not contact me prior to June 6, 2018

  • Sat, Jul 28, 2018 — Sun, Jul 29, 2018
  • Olympia Basic Alpine Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 16.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,500 ft


This is a mentored lead for Doug Hansen, please direct all questions to

I will acquire the needed climbing/backcountry camping permits for this trip. Participants are expected to reimburse me for their share of the fees. They are not that much, but for the sake of transparency....

We may also have a backup trip to this if permit are not available or weather is not good. This is TBD. 


Mount Shuksan/Sulphide Glacier

  • Green Trails Lake Shannon No. 46

    Green Trails Mt Shuksan No. 14

    USGS Shuksan Arm

    USGS Mt Shuksan
  • See full route/place details.
  • Red Marker
    48.767318, -121.618084
    48.7673180026 -121.618083715
  • Red Marker
    48.830958, -121.602917
    48.8309577 -121.6029171
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 non-locking carabiners
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • 1 Large pear-shaped carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Rescue pulley
  • Rescue prusiks
  • Snow picket with runner attached
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Warm waterproof gloves or mittens

Expect to carry group gear.

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