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Mount Shuksan (2,782m), 3-day Summit via the Sulphide Glacier, near Seattle

Join a certified mountain guide for an exhilarating and scenic 3-day mountaineering experience to the summit of one of the world's most photographed mountains: Mount Shuksan. Enjoy fantastic scenery and learn some vital mountaineering skills along the way.

Mountain RangeCascade Range
Duration3 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup


  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of Washington state.

  • Learn necessary mountaineering skills as you go.

  • Summit one of the most photographed mountains in the world


Standing tall at 2.782 meters in elevation, Mount Shuksan is a symbol of the rugged peaks that characterize the Northern Cascade Range in Washington state.

Not only is the peak among the most photographed in the world, but it is also an excellent mountain for advanced beginners and intermediate mountaineers to test their mettle.

Over the course of our three day experience, we will do just that, climbing the mountain via the Sulphide Glacier route. This route offers us some fantastic scenery, good glacier travel and a thrilling climb to finish it all off.

We’ll begin our adventure in Seattle, where we will meet up and make the two or so hour drive to the trailhead. From here, we will hike to our base camp, passing through dense forests, over alpine meadows and up to the foot of the glacier.

We’ll enjoy one particularly stunning view out over Mount Baker and the Picket Range as we go as well.

Once we have arrived at base camp, we will go over some necessary mountaineering skills that we will use on the ascent the following day.

Getting an early start – between 2 and 3 am – we will begin our ascent by climbing across the glacier until we reach the foot of the 210-meter high summit pyramid.

At this point, we will begin the final climb, with pitched climbing and belaying. This will soon turn into a mixture of snow and easier rock climbing until we reach the summit.

From the top, we will enjoy the phenomenal views out over the rest of the Northern Cascades before returning to base camp and then hiking back down to the cars and returning to Seattle the following day.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this thrilling, scenic and fun 3-day mountaineering experience to the summit of Mount Shuksan in the Northern Cascade Range of Washington!

If you like the look of this trip then I think you will also enjoy my 3-day mountaineering expedition to the summit of neighboring Mount Baker!



We will be camping in tents.

Meeting point

Seattle, Washington



Equipment you will need to bring




Ice Axe


Water bottle

Other gear: Mountaineering boots

About the guide

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For over 35 years, Mountain Madness has been bringing profound outdoor experiences to trekkers and mountaineers across the globe. We have built a strong foundation of skills and expertise, fueling our passion to impart our wisdom onto other like-minded explorers. Cultivating an enthusiasm for the
outdoors while helping you enjoy the journey and achieve your goals is a dream come true.

Our mission is to provide the best experience possible and to instill a passion for adventure. We value cultural exchange, take pride in facing physical and mental challenges head on, and strive to development wilderness skills that encourage self-discovery without compromising our environment.

Climbing, trekking, and skiing worldwide allows Mountain Madness to guide internationally. Our success and determination have given us worldwide acclaim and reignited our hunger – from Rainier and Baker to Kilimanjaro and Everest, no adventure is too big or too small.

Our guides have extensive training and are AMGA and/or IFMGA-certified guides. We enjoy assisting in all aspects of your trip, from the first conversation to the last goodbye. The collection of activities are endless, with alpinists, trekkers, explorers, mountaineers, and ski tourers on our team. To assist first time explorers and grizzled veterans in finding hidden, everyday wonder is our pleasure.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 954 each

Group of 2

USD 954 each

Group of 3

USD 954 each

Group of 4

USD 954 each

Group of 5

USD 954 each

Group of 6

USD 954 each

Group of 7

USD 954 each

Group of 8

USD 954 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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