Ascent of Mount Shuksan on 2016-04-10

Climber: Michael Lewis

Others in Party:Matt Lemke
Don Nguyen
Josh Lewis
Date:Sunday, April 10, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Shuksan
    Elevation:9131 ft / 2783 m

Ascent Trip Report

Climbed with Matt Lemke and Don Nguyen with my brother Josh turning back early from an old injury. We skinned up to Sulphide glacier the previous evening. Encountered isothermal snowpack by day and frozen solid at night and early morning. The summit pyramid remained frozen providing some unexpected sections of spicy Alpine II climbing. Weather was perfect and the view is possibly one of the best in the North Cascades.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:7031 ft / 2142 m
    Extra Gain:200 ft / 60 m
    Round-Trip Distance:13.6 mi / 21.9 km
    Trailhead:2500 ft / 762 m
    Grade/Class:Alpine II
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb, Ice Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Skis, Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy

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