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Mt. Shuksan: FISHER CHIMNEYS

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A North Cascades classic.

The Fisher Chimneys route on Mt. Shuksan is a North Cascades classic involving an interesting mix of alpine terrain: climbing on rock, steep snow and potentially ice, and glacier travel to the base of the summit pyramid. This is a strenuous route that requires climbing technical terrain carrying an overnight pack.

MT. SHUKSAN: FISHER CHIMNEYS TOPO MAP

Click on the stars for key locations.

Zoom out to see trailhead and camp locations.

Guided climbers on the Southeast Ridge of Mt. Shuksan.

 Climbing the summit pyramid on Mt. Shuksan. 

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DETAILS

ITINERARY

We generally recommend at least 3 days for these trips.

DAY 1 — Approach, setup camp, skills review

DAY 2 — Summit day, return to camp

DAY 3 — Pack up camp, descend to trailhead

RATIO

2:1 max

SEASON

May-September

WHERE TO MEET

Varies — see Pre-Trip Info

PRE-TRIP INFO

Information on gear, food, packing, travel and accommodations can be found here: Preparing For Your Climb

Equipment: Mt. Shuksan Gear List PDF

 

Mt. Shuksan Weather Forecast

REQUIREMENTS

  • Previous climbing/mountaineering experience is required. Experience on rock, steep snow/ice, and/or multi-pitch climbs is beneficial.

  • 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.

COST INCLUDES

  • Guiding and instruction

  • Group equipment: tents, ropes, stove, fuel, etc.

  • Backcountry permit costs

NOT INCLUDED

  • Personal equipment and food

  • Parking permit (NW Forest Pass)

MT. SHUKSAN FISHER CHIMNEYS

SCHEDULED DATES

July 28-30, 2023

Sept 1-3, 2023

2024 DATES

July 19-21, 2024

Aug 16-18, 2024

COST

$1125

CUSTOM DATES

Custom climbs are available for private groups and individuals. Please contact us for more info and availability.

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