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Hey Gang,

I've got a single overnight permit for us from July 8th - 9th.  The plan is to try and get another overnight walk-up permit for the 9th - 10th when we go pick up our permits.  With luck, we will be able to climb to and set up base camp the first night, summit and return to base camp the second night, and hike out the third morning, grab breakfast in town, and head home.  If we cannot secure the extra overnight permit, we'll have to break high camp and retreat down to the park boundary about a mile or two below high camp (or go out depending on how the team is feeling. I prefer the three day climb since that means we do not need to be in a rush on summit day.

We will meet up at the Sedro-Woolley Ranger Station (810 State Rte 20, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284) to pick up our permits on 7/9/22 at 11am.  From there we will drive to the Shannon Ridge Trailhead together.

This is a great climb with glacier travel and ~6 pitches worth of 3rd to 4th class scrambling at the summit pyramid.  I do not plan to set up fixed lines going up, but will set up single strand rappels coming down.  You will not need rock climbing shoes your mountaineering boots will be sufficient.  You will need to be familiar with rope team travel, basic rock climbing movements, and rappelling.  Lots of technical gear on this one: you will need your harness, helmet, glacier travel equipment & prussiks, crevasse rescue equipment if you know how to use it, and rappelling equipment (autoblock, personal pro, etc.).  Be prepared to camp on snow most likely.  I like climbing at a mellow pace where we can all be having a conversation while hiking.

I'm looking for a strong assistant with preference to those in leadership development.  Hit me up.

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