Easy ramble/minor scramble from camping at Lake Ann on a beautiful late summer day. Skirted around Mt Han to the south, then regained and traversed the ridge to Mt Ann. Good use trail near Lake Ann, petered out pretty quickly near Mt Han but not hard to find the way. Beautiful views!
Made it all the way back to Lake Ann with Sean and Max. Decent snow conditions early in the day, visibility down to 30yd and LOTS of snow coming down by the time we made the lake. Given wind up high, Ann was not going to be an option. Snow more elmers than whipped cream on the way out. I will climb this peak ...
Hiking in from the Upper Parking lot at Baker with skins, got some awesome powder turns down Swifty, but the lower we got in the valley, snow started caking up under bindings and popping our boots out. Turned back, did another lap on Swifty and one down Bluebery Chute to the lake. Have been up to the lake in summer on a Shuksan summit, will definitely being going back to tag this one
Wow, I've given this one 2 prior attempts before summiting this time around. Both times before timing out on the connecting ridge between Han and Ann with deep powder, conditions were quite different this year. Mushy snow in the forest and 'Cascade Concrete' everywhere else, normally ascending the North face of the basin is laid back, we experienced 65° steep snow, the summit block was 300' of the same. Views were superlative!
4 peaks by snowshoe. Only 2 feet of snow on the ground. This peak has amazing views when it's clear. Nice day!
Video by Bryan:
Climbed many times. Stellar ski!
Used this page as my main resource of route finding, and had a great trip! This is a very good winter trip.