Sahale Peak/Quien Sabe Glacier


Basic Glacier Climb - Sahale Peak/Quien Sabe Glacier

Sahale in a day! Late booking, but extended forecast looks good - lets do it. We'll make a loop and go down the arm.

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  • Sun, Jun 17, 2018
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 16.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,580 ft

Ashway Park and Ride Sat Night for carpooling; time TBD

Trailhead Sunday at 4AM, start hiking by 4:15AM.

Drive there sat night and sleep at the TH for an early start sun morning


Great basic climb.  A few notes:

1.  Must be in shape!!!  This is a long, hard day and we will be moving quickly.  You should be able to do Mt. Si with a 20-30lb pack in 1:45 with energy left at the end.  Please do not request if you cannot do this.  When you request, list your RECENT conditioners/climbs.  

2.  Expectation to have fun and be flexible.

3.  We will go only if we can find a rope lead or two and the weather looks very favorable.

4.  Glacier students must have rappel training as we will be rappelling onto steep snow.


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 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
  • Chock pick (nut tool)
  • Rescue pulley
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Belay gloves
  • Warm gloves or mittens
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