For many Northwest climbers, Mount Shuksan is the quintessential Cascade Peak. With dramatic hanging glaciers, elegant ridges, and mandatory glacier travel and rock scrambling, a climb of Shuksan is a very complete undertaking for any mountaineer. Of its dozen or so routes, nearly all of them can be considered classics, and the mountain has a route for every ability level.
AAI staff members Danny Uhlmann and Mitchell Harter climbed the North Face route over the August 22-23 weekend and found near perfect weather and conditions.
Ascent of Mt. Shuksan’s North Face with Fisher Chimneys Descent
By Mitchell Harter, AAI Equipment Specialist
I have admired beautiful Mt. Shuksan since I moved to Washington almost two years ago. A couple weeks ago I decided I would get an up-close look at the mountain by climbing one of its classic routes, the North Face. I climbed with AAI guide Danny Uhlmann and we decided we would descend the beautiful Fisher Chimneys route. Read the rest of Mitchell's trip report here.