Saturday, November 24, 2012

Alpine Climbing in the North Cascades

The North Cascades are unlike any other mountain region in the lower 48 United States. The climbing there involves bushwhacking, glacier travel and rock climbing to reach the craggy 8000-foot summits. The region is rugged, and feels remote despite it's proximity to large cities like Seattle and Vancouver only a short drive away.

Climbers on the Northeast Ridge of Mt. Triumph
Climbers of all abilities will enjoy summer alpine climbing in the North Cascades, but the climbing is best suited to those that have some mountain experience. The average trip length for a summer North Cascades outing is 6-9 days. Contact us for more information or to set up your private trips. Rates vary based on the objective and the length of your stay.

Some great North Cascades objectives are:

  • Mt. Shuksan - Sulphide Glacier, Fisher Chimney or North Face
  • Boston Basin - Forbidden Peak and Sharkfin Tower
  • Mt. Triumph - Northeast Ridge/South Ridge traverse
  • Eldorado Basin - Dorado Needle and Eldorado Peak
  • Washington Pass - Liberty Bell, the Wine Spires, Early Winters Spires