One of the coveted 9,000 foot peaks of the North Cascades, Buckner is much more of a mountaineer's summit than Sahale. It is not a difficult climb when done with caution, but some loose rock is unpleasant. This is a more moderate route than the classic North Face. Camping high on the beautiful Sahale Arm Area adds to the attraction. This route has a rather long approach and climb day.

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Driving Distance from Portland 310 miles
Driving Time from Portland 7 hours
Expected Duration Car to car in two or more days
Relevant Books Selected Climbs in the Cascades Vol. 1 by Nelson and Potterfield Cascade Alpine Guide: Stevens Pass to Rainy Pass by Fred Beckey
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