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Mt. Shuksan Summit Climb

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Mt. Shuksan Summit Climbs

The Crown Jewel of the North Cascades! Mt. Shuksan is one of the most photographed peaks in the world, and for great reason; it is stunningly beautiful. Covered in glaciers, rock ridges, and deep forests, Shuksan is a true alpine paradise. Mount Shuksan offers a wide range of climbs from intermediate alpine test-pieces like Fisher Chimneys, to classic glaciated adventures like the Sulphide Glacier route. No route up this mountain is “easy”, as the summit pinnacle makes all whom want to stand on the summit earn the last 400′ by rock climbing.

Sulphide Glacier Route: Beginner/Intermediate Technical Grade II 4th class with glacier travel

If you want to take the next step after Kaf Adventures Intro to Mountaineering Course, and want to put your new skills to the test in a more serious alpine environment, Mt. Shuksan’ s Sulphide Glacier is waiting.

Rising 5,000′ from the surrounding terrain, the Sulphide Glacier is a long and committing climb and a serious undertaking. Heavily crevassed, and challenging glacier navigation make this a fantastic intermediate climb. With a rock climbing experience on the final summit pinnacle, Mt. Shuksan really is a well-rounded climbing experience.

Fisher Chimneys Route: Intermediate,Technical Grade III low 5th class with steep snow/glacier travel

This is one magical climbing experience. Travel through ancient deciduous forests, camp along a pristine alpine lake, and climb 3,000′ of 4th to low 5th class rock that exits directly onto a heavily crevassed glacier. If you want to put all of your skills to the test and learn an immense amount of knowledge about complex alpine travel, this climb will not disappoint.

While this climb will push you physically, Kaf Adventures will help you get there with as little risk as possible and will leave you feeling like you are a competent, integral member of the team.


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