Mt. Shuksan is located approximately six miles to the east of Mount Baker in the North Cascades. While the Sulphide Glacier route is regarded as the easiest route, it can still be a challenge for those who find steep snow and class 3-4 rock with big exposure to be unnerving.
A backcountry permit is required to camp on the preferred Sulphide Glacier campsites. Only 6 parties are allowed each day. Permits are given out first-come, first served beginning the day before. No permit is required to camp lower on Shannon Ridge, but these sites are inferior and may have no water after June.
A USFS NW Forest Pass is required at this trailhead.
This is a moderate glacier climb with a protected 3-4th class rock climb to the summit. We will drive up the night before and stay in motel/hotel accommodations before heading to the start of the climb on Thursday the 22nd. We'll hike up to about 6400ft to camp. Friday we'll begin our push for the summit early and return to camp for one more night before hiking out Saturday. Find Activity Financial Aid Info here: https://mazamas.org/financialaid/