Mount Shuksan Climber's Log

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alpinedon - Nov 23, 2009 12:55 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2004

Epic Day  Sucess!

We were on this mountain for nineteen hours straight...I did pretty well for my first really Alpine experience on the Fisher Chimney route, getting to lead our group across the Upper Curtis Glacier and the Sulphide Glacier, all the way to the summit. On the descent, however, I stupidly went ahead of our group because I was worried about my then-gf down at base canp, and got myself cliffed out and couldn't climb back up to the route, so I had to wait for my team leader to get down low enough and toss me a rope. My worst ever mistake in the mountains!


Buckaroo - Oct 17, 2009 12:36 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 1993

Fisher Chimneys  Sucess!

With Jim Yoder and Marlene Ford.


Buckaroo - Oct 17, 2009 12:33 pm Date Climbed: Mar 13, 1993

N Face, Winter Solo  Sucess!

North face in winter, solo. Hit by storm on descent, down bag got wet. Epic, white out, had to stay in a snow cave for 24 hrs.


RSBARNES - Sep 9, 2009 1:32 am Date Climbed: May 31, 2009

Via Sulphide  Sucess!

Nice day. Great trip.


zplustwo - Aug 17, 2009 4:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2009

Sulphide Glacier  Sucess!

Victory, with friends.


bruceg - Jul 31, 2009 2:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2006

Sulphide Glacier  Sucess!

Great climb with International Mountain Guides. Perfect weather, good snow conditions, and dry rock.


Wingnut - Jul 23, 2009 12:37 am Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2009

Sulfide Glacier  Sucess!

Great mountain! Beautiful views!

Augie Medina

Augie Medina - Jul 19, 2009 12:55 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2009

Sulphide Glacier Route  Sucess!

Had beautiful weather. The line we followed up the gully was consistent 4th class with some 3d and a few low class 5 moves. We found a 2d class final section to the top. On descent,we found a 3d class route with plenty of 4th class. Views from anywhere in the vicinity of this peak are hard to believe.


live2climb90 - Jul 5, 2009 11:28 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2009

Happy 4th!  Sucess!

Left high camp at 2:30 in the morning to beat the heat, which made for an incredible sunrise. We took the east ridge when we reached the summit pyramid which was great. Reached the summit at about 6:30 in the morning, and got down off the top before the crowd of everybody else came up. It was a great climb, i really enjoyed it.

Jesus Malverde

Jesus Malverde - Jun 24, 2009 2:09 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2009

Sulphide Glacier  Sucess!

Climbed via the Sulphide Glacier route with 200-40 foot
visibility almost the whole day. Thank goodness for GPS points. Summit pyramid gully reminded me of those pictures of winter climbing in Scotland! We climbed the eastern most pinnacle of the four very top summit pinnacles. Judging by other pictures and video it looks like the summit pinnacle we were on is considered the highest, but I could swear the 2 western most pinnacles were at least as high as ours (or higher). No guide book or internet search turned up a distinction. Does anybody out there have know which summit block/pinnacle is truly the highest on Mt. Shuksan?

alpine climber

alpine climber - May 29, 2009 12:59 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2009

mountain time  Sucess!

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.


nickmech - Dec 29, 2008 5:20 pm

Fisher 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.


RomaK - Sep 15, 2008 3:48 am Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2008

Sulphide glacier  Sucess!

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.


lloyd - Sep 6, 2008 11:07 pm

Sulphide 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.


YEM - Aug 10, 2008 1:53 am Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2008

Sulphide Glacier  Sucess!

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.


pkrebs - Aug 4, 2008 7:24 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2008

Sulphide Glacier  Sucess!

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.


nigelmcc - Jul 20, 2008 3:39 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008

Sulphide  Sucess!

Incredible scenery, fun summit scramble.


bellinghamclimber - Jul 14, 2008 2:20 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2008

Awesome climb, great views of Baker  Sucess!

Gorgeous, simply gorgeous. Words cannot do it justice.


msihl - Jun 3, 2008 10:24 am Date Climbed: May 28, 2008

Alpine Ascents 6 day mountaineering school on Mt Shuksan

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


jordansahls - Sep 4, 2007 9:52 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2007

Long Day  Sucess!

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.

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