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alpine climbermountain time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2009

alpine climber

Forgot to reset watch to PST and ended up on the summit at 5:30 am. Great way to spend the morning though. Sulphide is closed up for now, but the snow gets sloppy as the day progresses.
Posted May 29, 2009 12:59 pm

nickmechFisher Chimmneys  Sucess!


Fantastic climb with good weather. Interesting route finding. Camped at Lake Ann and summited next day. Got back to tent late and too tired to hike out so spent another night with Nate and Andrew. Vlato and Norman hiked all night to cars to get to jobs.
Posted Dec 29, 2008 5:20 pm

RomaKSulphide glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2008


Perfect summit day - windless, T-shirt weather at the top. Spectacular views! Don't be discouraged by the gnarly appearance of the summit pyramid from afar. It (i.e. the gully) turned out to be a fun class 3/4 scramble. Climbed up and down the pyramid without using a rope which added some excitement.
Posted Sep 15, 2008 3:48 am

lloydSulphide Glacier  Sucess!


Fun day with friends, although I didn't bring enough food and I could have eaten a bear by the time we got back to town.
Posted Sep 6, 2008 11:07 pm

YEMSulphide Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2008


The week before our summit we experienced howling winds, rain and snow all night long. It was near freezing at 9:30 when we left camp with our head between our legs, soaked to the bone. The next week was clear and warm. I felt lucky to stay the night after the climb without any other teams on the mountain. A spectacular climb and the world’s best bathroom view. Thanks Ken, Pam, John, Karl, and Steve.
Posted Aug 10, 2008 1:53 am

pkrebsSulphide Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2008


Route was in great shape. Incredible views of Mt. Baker and the North Cascades. If going on the weekend, I would recommend getting an early start (3:30-4:00am) to beat the crowds to the summit pyramid.
Posted Aug 4, 2008 7:24 pm

nigelmccSulphide  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008


Incredible scenery, fun summit scramble.
Posted Jul 20, 2008 3:39 am

bellinghamclimberAwesome climb, great views of Baker  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2008


Gorgeous, simply gorgeous. Words cannot do it justice.
Posted Jul 14, 2008 2:20 pm

msihlAlpine Ascents 6 day mountaineering school on Mt Shuksan
Date Climbed: May 28, 2008


Group of 12 people incl. 2 guides from AAI. Very interesting school, crevasse rescue was fun. Unfortunately we had bad weather and rain all the time, keeping us from summitting Mt. Shuksan. We camped right below the Sulphide glacier where we did some of our training. 05/28-06/02/2008
Posted Jun 3, 2008 10:24 am

jordansahlsLong Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2007


Fischer Chimneys Car to car in 15 hours, very tiring. Great climb, weather sucked at the end. So much different then in the spring. Lots of ice and sketchy bridges to cross.
Posted Sep 4, 2007 9:52 pm

cackalackyclimberSulphide Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2007


Sunny and warm day on Shuksan. Fun route. Spent an hour on top lounging around and enjoying the views of the surrounding peaks and the climbers below on the glacier.
Posted Aug 30, 2007 5:40 pm

mattnolandShuksan Sulfide  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2004


Summited via Sulfide Glacier
Posted Aug 19, 2007 9:53 am

jvarholakVia Sulphide  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2007


Shannon Ridge TH to Sulphide...camped on lower Sulphide and left for summit 6am in socked in conditions...snow nicely consolidated and had a bit of clearing skies upon reaching summit pyramid...ascended central gully (one small snow patch remaining) in deteriorating weather...reached summit at 11am and stayed for about an hour hoping for a break in the clouds which never came....downclimbed and once we hit the snow the clouds parted a bit for quick glimpse of Baker and the amazing North Cascades.....back at camp by 3. Beautiful mountain and fun climb...can't wait to come back under clear skies.
Posted Aug 14, 2007 10:00 pm

skunk apeSulphide  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2007

skunk ape

Nice Mt.
Posted Aug 14, 2007 5:39 pm

monealSulfide Glacier
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2007


Lots of snow at 5,700 ft. Had to camp on the snow which we were not expecting. Weather took a turn for the worst with light winds, lots of cold rain, and low visibility. Got up the next day to more of the same, wet everything, and a terrible forecast. Everyone on the route bailed.
Posted Jul 22, 2007 10:44 pm

zzrilLate season on Shuksan  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2007


Sulphide Glacier. Climbed from camp in 50 mph winds, but clear skies. The central gully is melting out fast and the snow was of dubious quality. Perhaps the SE ridge would be a better choice for the rest of the summer.
Posted Jul 14, 2007 8:05 pm

PantilatNorth Face and Fisher Chimneys  Sucess!


North Face (2006) and Fisher Chimneys (2003)
Posted Jun 20, 2007 2:17 am

Bruce ChristensenSulphide Glacier route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2006

Bruce Christensen

Drove up from Seattle, got permits at the ranger station in Sedro-Wooley, and hiked to the base of the Sulphide on 7th August. We camped on snow on a small ridge. The views of Baker and the North Cascades at sunset were breathtakingly beautiful. The trip would have been worth it for that alone.

We got up a little before 5am and were geared up and on the trail around 5:30. The snow was solid in the morning, and perfect for crampons: not icy, not slushy. Roped up on the glacier and made it to the base of the summit pyramid a bit before 9am. We decided not to climb the pyramid since we were wearing plastic mountaineering boots.

We stayed to the left on the upper glacier and didn't have to cross any open crevasses. There was one spot where someone had punched a boot through a snow covering over a completely covered crevasse.

We stopped on the way down and belayed each other to the edge of a large open crevasse and looked inside. The eerie blue of glacial ice is almost otherworldly.

Took an ax, crampons, helmets, rope, crevasse rescue gear, pickets, wands, plastic boots. Next time I would do it in leather boots for easier climbing on the pyramid (and less weight on the feet).

Amazing climb. Stunningly beautiful. Tons of pictures are available at http://www.brucec.net/pictures/shuksan2006/.
Posted May 28, 2007 2:29 pm

mbollinoStealing It  Sucess!


Somtimes the sweetest summits are the ones you steal. Had beautiful hike in to the bottom of the Sulphide where we were the only independent team in a tent city of guides and clients. Woke up to milky sheet of piss poor visibility. No one went up. After an hour of sitting aorund camp my friend Dan and I decided to give it a go. We placed wands for safe navigation as we traverse the flat monotony of the Sulphide. Just below the summit pyramid we poked through clouds. A beautiful scramble up the pyramids with billowing clouds below was exhilirating. Only Baker was above the clouds. We had that sweet satisfaction that occurs when a seemingly busted trip turns into something special.
Posted Feb 21, 2007 10:23 pm

highicesulfide/arete  Sucess!
waited 3 days at bc for better weather. had to go down to get more food for another 5 days. when we got back the weather was clearing and did the route the next day via simul climbing the ridge of the pyramid. we were the only ones there the entire time! then we got to hike out with all that food!
Posted Jan 30, 2007 9:36 pm

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