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 on Mt. Shuksan, 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.
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Glen has been working as an alpine guide for sixteen years, having led trips in North America, South America, Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific. Glen's climbing and guiding career has included sixteen climbs above 20,000 ft., including technical climbs of peaks such as AmaDablam and Kyajo Ri in Nepal and big glacier routes in Alaska. He's climbed routes on El Cap, Half Dome, and Big Walls in Zion in addition to hundreds of multi-pitch rock routes around the globe. Here in the Northwest he enjoys guiding complex alpine climbs such as the North Ridge of Forbidden and the Fischer Chimneys on Mt. Shuksan. Previously, Glen guided white-water expeditions and taught martial arts. When not in the office or the field he runs a nonprofit in Nepal that provides training to Nepalese mountain guides and funds infrastructure in remote areas of the Himalayas (www.karmaproject-nepal.org). Glen is an AMGA apprentice Rock Guide and Alpine Guide who is working toward IFMGA certification.
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