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Mt. Triumph Summit Climb

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Triumph Over the Cascades

Mt Triumph Northeast Ridge: Intermediate-Advanced, Grade III, Class 5.7, and Snow/Glacier Travel

Situated within the North Cascades National Park, Mount Triumph is a lesson in alpinism in the Cascades. It requires a long approach which involves climbing to a pass, descending to an alpine lake, and then climbing back to another col, where the camp is made. After that, you must traverse moderate snow and a disappearing glacier to gain another col and the start of the route. From here, you connect 3rd through 5th class terrain to the summit. The Northeast Ridge climbs the striking skyline ridge in the image.

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Our Mountaineering: Guided Climbs allow you access to the greatest experiences the Cascades offer. Many have been curated in guidebooks like Beckey’s 100 Favorite North American Climbs, Kearney’s Classic Climbs of the Northwest, Steck and Roper’s 50 Classic Climbs of North America, and Nelson and Potterfield’s Select Climbs in the Cascades. We’ve carefully chosen objectives that require the perfect balance of challenge and skill. As a result, these trips are all overnight, incorporate movement on snow/glaciated terrain, and varying degrees of 3rd, 4th, and 5th class rock climbing.

Each climb requires different management strategies, so the instructor to participant ratio changes dependent upon the terrain in which you will encounter on your objective. For instance, rock routes are limited to a 2:1 ratio, whereas snow/glaciated routes are 3:1. Please consider these practical limitations when planning your Pacific Northwest experience

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