PRICE PER PERSON $895 DURATION 3 Days BOOK NOW (425) 368-8504 email@example.com DETAILS Mt. Shuksan – North Cascades National Park Standing 9,131 feet tall, Mt Shuksan’s rugged metamorphic walls and spectacular hanging glaciers have made it one of the most photographed peaks in the world. Our three day climb of Mt. Shuksan offers beginner-level climbers a challenging and breathtaking experience, with expansive views over North Cascades National Park and Mt. Baker. Our professional guides will help you navigate the Sulphide Glacier route, complete with massive crevasses, moderate snow and ice slopes, and a short section of steep rock scrambling. Once at base camp we will coach you on the skills necessary for safe glacier travel, including ice axe arrest, use of crampons, climbing knots to attach to the rope, and rockfall hazard assessment. Following this climb you will have the skills necessary to attempt more challenging routes in the Cascades, such as the West Ridge of Forbidden Peak or the North Ridge of Mt. Baker. Skills Covered during the climb: Selection of personal gear and packing for a glacier climb Ice axe positioning and self-arrest techniques Walking on steep snow slopes with and without crampons Climbing knots Glacier travel skills Navigation and route finding Hazard assessment Cold weather camping skills Leave No Trace DURATION 3 Days PASSPORT Not Required for Americans MINIMUM AGE 13 years old ACTIVITY Mountaineering ACCOMMODATION Tents PRICE BASIS PRICE INCLUDES All permits and fees Breakfast and Dinner Chai/Tea/Coffee/Hot Chocolate Stoves/Cook Kits Tents Group climbing equipment Guide Services Pre-trip Planning/Information session on packing and gear Backpacking, mountaineering, and general outdoor safety skills PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE Transportation (We will help arrange carpools or transportation can be provided for extra fees) Lunches/Snacks Gratuities for Guides ITINERARY We will meet at least 3 days before the start date and go through the following: Clothing, layering Backcountry nutrition, hydration Tent, Tent-partners Personal gear check, gear rental Ten essentials Trip details, weather, plan for each day Day 1: Hike to the base camp Meet at a convenient Park & Ride at 8:00 am in the Seattle Area. Set up carpools. Drive from Seattle to the trailhead (2,500 feet). Approximate driving time is 3 hours. Listen to a briefing at the trailhead. Hike to base camp (5,400 feet) taking breaks to eat, hydrate, enjoy views, and take pictures. Approximate hiking time 5-6 hours. Set up camp with the help of your guides. Enjoy hot drinks and snacks. Begin lessons about snow walking and basic ice axe skills. Learn how to cook in the backcountry with the help of your guides. Enjoy a hearty dinner while watching the sunset. Day 2: Learn, practice, and succeed Wake up to the smell of hot coffee, chai, and a cooked breakfast Review snow walking, ice axe skills, and crampon use Learn the ropes: knots, rope management, rope team travel, anchors Basics of glacier travel: attaching to a rope, team movement around crevasse hazards, and rockfall hazard and management Skills practice time Set up rope teams. Pack summit packs for the summit attempt. Enjoy an early dinner and get some much deserved rest Day 3: To the Summit The summit day begins early with an alpine start. Usually we wake-up around 2 am, depending on conditions and the fitness of our team. Rope up and start climbing by 3 am. Depending on route conditions and group fitness we usually summit between 7 and 9 AM Return to base camp for lunch. Pack-up and head down. Grab a bite to eat in town and celebrate a great climb!
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