Photo courtesy of John Scurlock
Climb Glacier Peak with Pacific Alpine Guides
Washington's fourth highest mountain at 10,585', Glacier Peak is a remote stratovolcano that is not quite as easy to get to as Mt. Baker or Mt. Rainier. And this is what makes it special. Like Mt. Olympus, the longer approach to Glacier Peak filters out the crowds, offering a true wilderness summit ascent via a moderate climbing route. We offer 4-day climbs of Glacier Peak July through September.
GLACIER PEAK TOPO MAP
Click on the stars for key locations.
Zoom out to see trailhead and camp locations.
Day 1 – Meet in Darrington, WA and drive to the North Fork Sauk Trailhead (2100'). Hike into our camp approx 7-8 hrs near White Pass (5800')
Day 2 – Ascend to our high camp near the Suiattle Glacier (7300')
Day 3 – Summit day, return to high camp
Day 4 – Hike out to the trailhead
Excellent physical fitness is required for this trip.
You should be able to hike/climb for 1-2 hours at a stretch, taking 10 minute breaks, for up to 12 hours.
You should be able to ascend 3000′ in a day carrying 50+lbs on your back, and 5000′ in a day carrying 30 lbs on your back.
Physical conditioning should not be underestimated – mountaineering is a strenuous activity.
Guiding and instruction
Group equipment: tents, ropes, stove, fuel, etc.
Backcountry permit costs
Personal equipment and food
Parking permit (NW Forest Pass)