Route Climbed: Ruth Glacier Date Climbed: Spring '95
Climbed the Ruth Glacier route from Hannegan Pass. Many large downed trees blocked the Hannegan Pass Road a few miles from the trailhead. New snow from a spring snow storm, and warm weather a few days later when we climbed, made for interesting wet slide conditions. Some exciting avalanches came off of the Northern slopes of Shuksan. All in all, a great climb.
Route Climbed: North slopes Date Climbed: June 1997
Two weeks after summitting nearby Mt. Shuksan, Duane and I and another friend returned to the area for a climb of Ruth. There was still lots of snow even below Hannegan Pass, so it was entirely a snow climb. Someday I want to go back and camp near Hannegan, then get up early for sunrise photos of the eastern slopes of Shuksan!