Beckey writes: "It's sheer size and height [and] treacherous couloirs and snow conditions make it an ascent of character." Wow! Sign me up! A long drive and the Lake Chelan ferry make the approach logistics as fun as the climb. This is one of the highest non-volcanic peaks in the North Cascades.

Other Information
Driving Distance from Portland 340 miles
Driving Time from Portland 8 hours
Expected Duration Car to car in two or more days
Relevant Books Cascade Alpine Guide: Columbia River to Stevens Pass by Fred Beckey
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