Glacier Peak is the most remote peak we climb in the Cascade Range. No road penetrates within eight miles of the mountain and many approach hikes are more than 10 miles long. The fall floods of 2003 destroyed many road and trail bridges in the Glacier Peak Wilderness, and many have not yet been rebuilt. At present, the Cool Glacier route, once considered long, has become the most accessible route.
*Prefer ICS-trained climbers. Small group, light-weight gear and relatively fast-paced. Maximum 8 people on two rope-team, crossing two spectacular glaciers after high-camp.
Meeting Point - Sloan Creek Campground, site of the North Fork Sauk River trailhead. Trail head is known for automobile break-ins, so we have to be careful what we choose to leave in the car at the TH.
*Expect long days and hikes to both PCT camp and high camp (Glacier Gap) and also on summit day.