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Joe HanssenRoute Climbed: Sulphide Glacier Date Climbed: Summer '95  Sucess!

Joe Hanssen

The approach trail was a pain, but once we reached the Sulphide Glacier, moods changed. This is a fantastic Mt from any angle. The summit block scramble was fun. The view over to Baker is just another bonus. The summit block was busy the day we were there.
Posted Jul 29, 2002 8:57 am

aaronamiRoute Climbed: North Face Date Climbed: June 22, 2002  Sucess!
Perfect weather. Beautiful steep snow. Advice to live by: Wear sunscreen, lots of it.

The approach/departing bushwack was difficult. Any advice on the best approach route would be welcomed.

To examine the glory of the Creator in such an intimate manner eliminates any notion of conquering the mountain. You merely survive it.

Great route.
Posted Jul 7, 2002 10:55 pm

VinnyRoute Climbed: North Face Date Climbed: July 1999  Sucess!


A great route- at the time a real turning point in my climbing career...

Group solo.

Good times with Perry and Pierre.
Posted Jun 28, 2002 8:11 am

geoffcaseyRoute Climbed: Sulfide Glacier Date Climbed: June 8 and 9 2002  Sucess!


We set out around 2:00 am passing two large and one small group enroute to the summit pyramid. Setting the route up was a challenge, as the pyramid was still covered in snow and ice. We used running belays and on the steep, icier sections, and set ancors to belay each other on the upper ice section. Spending a few seconds on the summit we decided to head down as there was about 30 others on their way up,.
Posted Jun 25, 2002 9:31 am

sshankleRoute Climbed: Sulphide Glacier Date Climbed: July 12, 2000  Sucess!


Fun climb, easy in good weather the day we were there.
Posted Nov 12, 2001 10:48 am

tbnelsonRoute Climbed: Sulphide Glacier Date Climbed: August 28, 2000  Sucess!


Summited via the Sulphide. We made our high camp in a whiteout and were ready to throw the towel in when a 24 hour period of crystal blue skies arrived. Spectacular views of the Sulphide and Crystal Glacier icefalls. As we descended lenticulars were already brewing on the summit pyramid of Shuksan and nearby Mount Baker. We also had great views of Rainier 130 miles away and Mount Garibaldi in British Columbia. Great climb.
Posted May 12, 2001 4:35 pm

Bob BoltonRoute Climbed: Sulphide Glacier Date Climbed: June 1997  Sucess!

Bob Bolton

This was my fourth attempt on Shuksan. The first was in 1979 using the Fisher Chimneys route and attempting a round trip from the car. Don't ever try this--it is too far. We ran out of time. The next two attempts were the Sulphide Glacier from the car. Both were also aborted due to time. This is a very long approach with an elevation gain from the car of over 6,500 feet (1981 m). Finally in 1997 we got smart and packed up to Shannon Ridge for a closer start. It is still a very long climb, but doable. There had been 6-8 inches of fresh snowfall in the summit couloir shortly before our attempt. This new snow repeatedly caused mini-avalanches in the couloir. These were never powerful or deep, but were still quite spooky. Even the snow trail up to the couloir was quite loose and we often caused more snow to slide with our steps. Between the soft snow and the rock scramble near the top I was in no mood for photography on the summit. I must return again for that objective. It is a most fabulous perch on top of this peak. The views of the North Cascades are incredible. This is a very exciting mountain, and I highly recommend it. It is perfect for a spring ski climb as far as the base of the summit block in late May and June.
Posted Apr 15, 2001 5:03 pm

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