Classic Mt Shuksan

Karen and Dave were back at it - again! - last weekend.  We met Friday morning and climbed the Sulfide Glacier and SE Rib on Mt Shuksan.  The trip, in Dave's words, was "classically Cascadian."  A heavily wooded approach with blue berries and salmon berries to the Sulfide Glacier.  Camp in a snowy saddle with views of Mt Baker, Glacier Peak, the Picket Range, and the summit pyramid towering above us.  A summit day of glacier travel, technical rock climbing, and a long hike back out.

He's absolutely right - the pictures prove it.

Entering the alpine and leaving the treeline at 5100'.

High camp at 6500'.

Sunset behind Mt Baker.

The Picket Range to the east.

An early morning start crossing and climbing the Sulfide Glacier.

Amazing rock.  Arguably classic 4th class or new-
school 5.4 on the SE Rib.

One last photo on the descent.  The SE Rib climbs the right skyline
from the notch 1/4th of the way up.

Statistics:  Pro Guiding Service, Mt Shuksan (9131'), Sulfide Glacier with SE Rib (III 5.4 snow, glacier).   7-8 June, with Dave and Karen N.