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Mount Shuksan, Washington, 3 Day Guided Ascent

A certified mountain guide wants to lead you on a 3 day climbing expedition to the summit of Mount Shuksan in the Cascades of Washington State.


Cascade Range

3 Days

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




* Scale the incredible Mount Shuksan in the state of Washington.

* See the amazing Cascade mountains from the peak's summit.

* Enjoy a wonderful hike through some of the best forest in the Pacific Northwest.


Yet another One of the great peaks in the Cascades in Washington state, Mount Shuksan (9,131 feet) is a beautiful mountain.

For 3 days, I would like to not only guide you to the summit of Mount Shuksan, but I would also like to instruct you on the crucial techniques to make the climb.

Including a scenic drive from Seattle, and a wonderful hike through the forest to our base camp, this trip has everything a nature lover could want. And when it comes to the day dedicated to climbing practice, I have no doubt you will learn a great deal of valuable skills that you either did not already have, or wished to improve. Examples of what we will cover during this trip include the following items.

  • Selection of personal gear and packing for a glacier climb

  • Self arrest techniques

  • Walking on snow with and without crampons

  • Climbing knots

  • Glacier travel skills

  • Navigation and route finding

  • Hazard assessment

During the climb to the summit of Mount Shuksan, we will take the Sulphide Glacier route. Throughout this route there is an assortment of giant crevasses, steep rock scrambling and moderate snow and ice slopes. Hence the necessity for the skills learned the days prior. However, once you reach the summit of the peak, the hard work will prove worth it, as the views are tremendous.

Ideal for people looking to begin achieving their mountaineering dreams, this trip will properly prepare for ascents to come. Furthermore, the ascent itself is incredible. If you would like to join me, just send me a request.

I can also take you to the summit of Mount Baker on this 3 day trip.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Permit and entrance fees

- Camping equipment tents

Price details

Please note the price does not include transportation, personal climbing equipment, meals, or guide gratuities.


Day 1: Base Camp

We will start the adventure by meeting at a park and ride in Seattle at 8:00 am. From there, we will drive for approximately 3 hours to the trail head. After that, we will hike for approximately 5-6 hours to our base camp. At the base camp will start practicing necessary skills for the climb to come, including snow walking and basic ice axe skills before having a delicious dinner and sleeping for the night.

Day 2: Practice Day

After a delicious, warm breakfast, we will review several important skills for the following day’s climb. Those skills will include basics of glacier travel, how to set up rope teams, anchors and much more. We will then have an early dinner and go to bed early.

Day 3: Summit of Mount Shuksan (9,135 feet)

We will wake up very early, at approximately 2:00 am. We will then start climbing at approximately 3:00 am and should reach the summit between 7:00 am and 9:00 am. After you’ve enjoyed the views, we will return to the base camp for lunch, clean-up then return to the cars and drive back to Seattle.



More info

We will meet 3 days before the trip to go through clothing/layering, back country nutrition/hydration, tent/tent partners, personal gear check, gear rental, ten essentials, trip details, including weather and the plan for each day.

Meeting point

Park and Ride in Seattle at 8:00 am.


What experience and how fit do I need to be to climb this mountain?

Mount Shuksan is a challenging climb, and prior mountaineering experience is recommended. This could include climbing other peaks in the area, such as Glacier Peak or Mount Baker. You should also be in good physical condition, able to hike for several hours at a time carrying a backpack weighing up to 30-40 pounds, and scramble over rocks and steep terrain.

What kind of training do you suggest?

Before beginning any training program, evaluate your current fitness level. Consider factors like cardiovascular endurance, strength, flexibility, and previous mountaineering experience. Focus on exercises like hiking, trail running, or stair climbing. These activities simulate the cardiovascular demands of high-altitude climbing.
You can also start developing leg strength through squats, lunges, step-ups, and calf raises. These exercises will help you tackle steep and uneven terrain. If you can, simulate high-altitude conditions using altitude training masks or by training at higher elevations. This can help your body acclimatize to reduced oxygen levels.

How will accommodation be handled?

We will be setting up camp at our base camp, which is located at an altitude of 5,400 feet.

When and where will we meet?

Our adventure begins at 8:00 AM at a park-and-ride lot in Seattle. From there, we'll drive for about 3 hours to the trailhead.

What's included in the price?

The guiding fee, tents, permit and entrance fees are all included in the price of the trip.

What is NOT included in the price?

The price does not include transportation, personal climbing equipment, meals, or guide gratuities.

What is the best time of the year to embark on this trip?

The optimal months for climbing Mount Shuksan are May through September.

Can I join a group?

You are welcome to book a spot in a group on our specified departure dates.

What is the guide-to-client ratio to climb this mountain?

Each group will have one guide for every two participants.

About the guide

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Guide Agency

At Miyar Adventures, we know that every trip is as much about discovering yourself as it is about discovering the world. Miyar was founded because of our passion for climbing - a passion we will strive to share with you whether you join us for a trip close to home or in a remote corner of the Himalayas.

We strive to be your trusted companion as you chase your life-long dreams. We believe it is our duty to ensure that you are safe and that you have fun every time you climb with us.

We want to make climbing accessible to all adventure-seekers, regardless of their age and climbing background. And when we go climbing with seasoned climbers, we make sure they have enough of a challenge.

Miyar's guides have relevant training through the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) for the terrain in which they guide. This includes training in rock climbing, ice climbing, glacier travel, and snow sports, as well as avalanche training and Wilderness First Responder or higher level medical certification.


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