Mt. Shuksan

Max 9 peopleModerate difficulty Intermediate experience


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. The guide(s) 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.

Tour guide

Glen Young

Reviews: 117


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.  

- Begin lessons about snow walking and basic ice axe skills.  


On day 1, for 2 days

We will provide tents and expect you to being your own sleeping pads and sleeping bags.  



Guide fees


All meals
Alcoholic beverages
Admission fees
Travel insurance
Personal gear
Luggage transfers

Do not forget to arrange for the requisite passport, visa and travel insurance.

We try our best to ensure accurate and up-to-date guide information, but in some cases this may change due to emergencies or other unforeseen guide scheduling challenges. In any case, another highly-rated, certified guide with similar experience would lead your trip and you will be kept informed of any such case.

3 days, 2 nights

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$895   ($298/person/day)

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