Shuksan is located approximately six miles to the east of Mount Baker in the North Cascades. Mssr. Beckey has this to say about this route: €œIt is a clever and tortuous route, not technically difficult, but involving stimulating route finding.€ (Ahh, that €œstimulating€ Beckey route finding!) This route can be a challenge for those who find steep snow and class 3-4 rock with big exposure to be unnerving. There have been some L O N G days spent on this peak by the unprepared. Know the route as best you can and start early.
Climb of Mt. Shuksan via the Fisher Chimneys Route over three days. Day 1: Depart Portland early a.m., meet at Glacier PSC/Ranger Station and then drive to TH. Depart TH late morning to hike in to set up camp above the Chimneys. Day 2: Summit day; up early for summit bid, summit, return to camp, and either break camp and head to Lake Ann for the night, or remain in Day 1 camp. Day 3: hike out to TH, have a team meal and then head back to Portland