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Ascent of Mount Shuksan on 2002-06-08

Climber: Greg Slayden

Others in Party:Glenn Morrison
Date:Saturday, June 8, 2002
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Shuksan
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:3680 ft / 1121 m

Ascent Trip Report

Glenn was keen to ski the north face of Mount Shuksan, and I signed on, figuring I could ski whatever he could. So we drove up the Mount Baker Highway, parked at Razor Hone Creek, and skinned up a very short distance to a highway maintenance shed up a snow-covered spur road.

The mountain was in and out of clouds, and the north face looked awfully steep. I thought we might have better luck on the White Salmon Glacier, but in the end we just bailed entirely. It just didn't seem right, and the weather was the main reason. But I also wondered if I could actually ski the route, too.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:106 ft / 32 m
    Trailhead:3574 ft / 1089 m
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Skis, Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Low Clouds



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