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NORTH CASCADES

Climbing in the "American Alps".

North Cascades National Park is comprised of 318 glaciers, a high concentration of steep peaks offering high quality alpine climbing and good rock, in a venue that is often compared to the European Alps.

MT. SHUKSAN

FORBIDDEN PEAK

ELDORADO PEAK

SAHALE PEAK

and hundreds more...

MT. SHUKSAN
FORBIDDEN PEAK
ELDORADO PEAK
SEHALE PEAK
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DETAILS

ITINERARY

We generally recommend at least 3 days for these trips, depending on the location.

DAY 1 — Approach, setup camp, skills review

DAY 2 — Summit day, return to camp

DAY 3 — Pack up camp, descend to trailhead

REQUIREMENTS

  • Previous climbing/mountaineering experience is required for most of these trips. Experience on rock and/or multi-pitch climbs is beneficial.

  • Excellent physical fitness is essential. 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.

WHERE TO MEET

Varies

PRE-TRIP INFO

POPULAR OPTIONS

  • Mt. Shuksan, Sulphide Glacier (II, 4th class rock, 30-40° snow)

  • Eldorado Peak, East Ridge (II, 35° snow)

  • Sahale Peak, Quien Sabe Glacier (II, 35° snow/ice, 4th class rock)

  • Mt. Shuksan, Fisher Chimneys (III, low 5th class rock, 40-50° snow/ice)

  • Forbidden Peak, West Ridge (III, 5.6, 50° snow/ice)

  • Mt. Shuksan, North Face (IV, 50° snow/ice, low 5th class rock)

  • Torment-Forbidden Traverse (IV, 5.6, 50° snow/ice)

RATIO

We guide most climbs in the North Cascades at a 2:1 ratio.

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)

DATES

We guide climbs in the North Cascades on a custom basis for private groups and individuals. Depending on the route, the season ranges from May to September.

COST

From $870/person* (varies depending on group size).

Custom rates

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FORBIDDEN PEAK