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Ascent of Mount Shuksan on 2017-08-12

Climber: Joanne Najdzin

Others in Party:Sharon
Miho
Bridget
Atsuko
Elena
Date:Saturday, August 12, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Shuksan
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:9131 ft / 2783 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was an exhilarating two-day Mountaineers climb, led by Sharon.

On the first day, we left the trail head at 8:30 am. We hiked the Lake Ann trail to a rock slide and then scrambled over a moat to access the first chimney. Moving at a moderate pace, we made it to camp just below the Upper Curtis Glacier at 4:00 PM.

On the second day, we roped up and left camp at 5:00 am. To climb the icy section just above camp, Sharon placed an ice screw and set up a running belay. The rest of the climb up the Curtis Glacier and the Sulphide Glacier was straight forward, classic, very scenic. We scrambled the summit pyramid and were on the top at about 9:30 am.

The climb down was slightly more technical for us. We rappelled a short section down from the summit block. Sharon may have set up a running belay with a couple of pickets as we descended Hell's Highway. When we came to the icy section on the Upper Curtis Glacier, she set up an anchor so that we could prusik down to camp. (It was really nice of her to set up the anchor.) We were back at camp at about 2:30 PM. After a short break, we packed up and headed down. We rappelled down one of the steep chimneys and ended up scrambling around the moat. We arrived back at the cars at midnight.

Here are my photos: flickr album
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:mostly sunny, warm
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Fisher Chimneys
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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