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BKWNice View  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2011


Side trip on a failed attempt at Buckner. Sahale is a surreal view point, especially with a marine layer dumping over Cascade Pass and evaporating. That same marine layer would do us in the following morning as we tried to get across Horseshoe Basin.
Posted Aug 12, 2011 3:28 pm

atavistBeautiful rock  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2011


Climbed a steep snow chute east of the south face. First trip to N Cascades.
Posted Jun 27, 2011 1:33 am

Josh LewisMy Personal Favorite  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2010

Josh Lewis

This is my favorite mountain of all time. Each time up had a unique experience, but on July 1 when I actually summited it became my scariest trip of all time. Loose snow with no protection is not exactly my cup of tea.
Posted Jan 12, 2011 2:01 am

Snidely WhiplashSahale Arm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 1987

Snidely Whiplash

There is no more beautiful place. Period.
Posted Jan 2, 2011 1:02 pm

ExcitableBoyWest Face (winter)  Sucess!


Climbed the West Face as an alternative to the Quien Sabe Glacier route.
Posted Dec 27, 2010 10:58 am

lidijagrazulisDayhike to climber's camp
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2010


Just a dayhike, so stopped at the base of the glacier. Wow - amazing views the whole way! Definitely want to come back and go higher!
Posted Aug 31, 2010 1:24 am

aedwardsQuien Sabe  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2010


Climbed as part of AAI course.
Posted Aug 17, 2010 10:11 am



My girlfriend & I went up and camped at the Sahale Glacier Campsites, it is a great place to camp. The weather was great the next day and we made it up to where the snow meets the rock. There was an unusual amount of snow for this time of the year, the standard route was too sketchy and the other options (class four) were of loose, wet rock (light snowfall the prior night) and we decided to retreat. will be back though.
Posted Aug 8, 2010 6:42 pm

DoehleSahale Arm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2010


Beautiful day out with the masses on Sahale. Solo'd up, rapped down...back in Marblemount in time to get a shake at Cascadian.
Posted Jul 19, 2010 5:49 pm

Mike LewisStandard via Sahale Arm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2010

Mike Lewis

Way too frightening for a repeat. I don't know what I was doing up there.
Posted Jul 2, 2010 5:13 am

mtncorgstandard glacier route  Sucess!


Views are so good you find it on the cover of the North Cascades NPS brochure. As with so many climbs, it just gets better the farther up the hill you go. Walked past Marmots playing with their kids down in the meadows of the Arm. Another shout out for the burgers at Good Food, as well!
Posted Jan 14, 2010 10:51 pm

project360Working on the Washington 100  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2009


The start of something special...
Posted Oct 15, 2009 12:04 am

bacrossmanGreat Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2009


Have climbed sahale and Quien Sabe Glacier. The Quien Sabe is my preference, both offer great views and a good time.
Posted Jul 29, 2009 1:58 pm

basagixSahale Arm / Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2008


Storm hit R3 and I on the arm, cold and wet. Fortunate to get blue bird the next day. Fun summit block. I can see why this is popular.
Posted May 13, 2009 7:22 pm

gimpilatorRotten Snow, Rotten Weather, and Injury
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2006


This was an OSAT trip led by Scott Harder. An unexpected storm hit us at the worst possible moment on the Sahale Arm. Elisha slipped on the rotten slushy snow and was unable to arrest with her axe. In some spots it was only about 10 inches deep with soft mud and grass below. She slid down about 80 yards yelling for help, until she crashed into some rocks injuring her knee. It's an awful feeling to watch one of your friends sliding out of control and knowing there's nothing you can do to stop it. The wound was mostly internal but made it difficult and painful for her to walk.

When we got down to where she was, we roped her up, distributed her gear, and helped her down climb using an in-balance technique with her in the middle of the rope and two people up hill from her at either end. We bivouacked at cascade pass and helped her the rest of the way down the next day. She ended up with something called "water on the knee" and is okay now.
Posted Apr 25, 2009 6:45 am

nickmechSahale Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2005


Long one day summit in North Cascades. Halfway up glacier we went straight up and hit the rock ridge for a change from standard route. Good blocky rock that we placed a couple pieces of pro. Rap off summit. Burgers at Good Food on drive home.
Posted Dec 29, 2008 6:36 pm

kpthomsonWay back in 2002  Sucess!


Up the Quein Sabe Glacier, to the 5.0 rock. Nice melow climb.
The cornice on the summit rock line is what I remember the most.
Posted Oct 10, 2008 3:51 pm

cp0915Sahale Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2008


Dayhike to the summit with Db and Chris, a new NPS ranger who'd been assigned the task of exploring the park on that particular work day. It was his first mountain, ever. Meeting him on the hike in, we told him we intended to climb Sahale, and he asked if he could join us. DB and I, having carried up camping supplies in anticipation of a longer day, bedded down afterall after the climb and decided to hike out the next morning.
Posted Aug 3, 2008 7:24 pm

Mark StraubUp Cascade Pass to the glacier
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

Mark Straub

Amazing views and pictures! I started this hike late with Josh Lewis (as always), and we got to Sahale Glacier to watch the sunset. Heading down was horrible in my crap shoes (don't know why I brought them, but every step was extremely painful in the talus). A large deer leapt out of a blueberry bush a few feet in front of me, startling me. Great hike, but I should have planned better for it. Heading down in complete darkness was no fun at all in painful shoes. We should have camped.
Posted Jan 5, 2008 12:48 am

joepaSahale Arm/Sahale Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007


Pretty sweet! Saw a bear on the arm. Fun scrambling to the summit. Used a rope just for the rappel.
Posted Sep 6, 2007 3:41 pm

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