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.
May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
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
Glacier travel skills
Navigation and route finding
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.
- Guiding fee
- Permit and entrance fees
- Camping equipment tents
Please note the price does not include transportation, personal climbing equipment, meals, or guide gratuities.
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.
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.
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.
Camping at our base camp at an altitude of 5,400 feet.
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.
Park and Ride in Seattle at 8:00 am.
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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Hisham was a great guide!
I had an amazing time climbing the tooth and the guides Jasmine and Sandeep were great! I really appreciated their flexibility and allowing me to choose a different route up the tooth. Amazing hike in. I’m glad we were able to beat the heat and the crowds.
We had an amazing experience, The Miyar team was outstanding. We all learned so much for our guides Anne and Deim. You all did wonderful in answering all my concerns and questions. Thank you so much!
After speaking with Sandeep at Miyar, we actually opted for a different trip, a 4-day backpacking trip to the High Divide Loop at Olympic National Park. Our guide was amazing and we had a phenomenal time. I'm very thankful for Sandeep's experience and suggestion as I think the Olympic trip was exactly the right trip for us! Communication leading up to the trip left a lot of room for improvement, but everything fell into place at the last minute. Our guide, Chloe, couldn't have been better for my family if I'd handpicked a guide myself. She was knowledgeable, encouraging, supportive, and just an all around genuine human being. I would recommend her anytime!
Myself and my daughter climbed Mt. Baker with Miyar Adventures via Easton Glacier route, Simon was our guide. The whole experience was epic in many ways. Simon's knowledge is excellent, I would trust him 100% in any situations that may come up on the mountain. We learned a lot and it was fun. The overall organization from Miyar was great (including informational emails from Jake and communication with Sandeep). Great company that I would choose again in a heartbeat.
Sandeep and his wife, Jasmine, are lovely guides! We did a 1 day intro to rock climbing excursion with them and we had a great time! They communicated well and provided us with a fun and safe day of climbing. They chose routes based on our experience and taught us a lot. I highly recommend hiring Miyar Adventures. We have already shared their info with friends and family.
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Whole group summited! Huge thanks to the guides for helping us all get there! It's certainly not an easy climb, but the entire experience was fantastic. Especially loved the snow skills training on the second day. Lots of fun was had practicing the self arrest & team arrest. The team arrest training was a huge confidence builder to see that I wasn’t going to take the entire team down if I fell The lead guide (Glen) was fabulous. You can tell he really enjoys sharing his passion for the outdoors with the guests on his trip. Folks in the store are super helpful as well. Sandeep (owner) is great, and have talked with him in the store & via email several times to get advice. Great pre-trip guidance (including a meeting the night before the climb to make sure you have all the gear you need & nothing you don’t), and you can tell how much Sandeep cares about making sure every guest has a great experience. Lots of reasonably priced gear rental options available here as well if you aren’t sure if mountaineering is for you. Considering a Kili trip while I’m still in good hiking shape, and they’ll be the first place I look at if I decide to book.
I took the Mountaineering skills course (5 days) in Baker. I learned so much about Glacier travel, rope management, crevasse rescue, and much more! Glen, our guide was awesome and highly knowledgeable. We also got to summit Mt. Baker during the course which was the most magical part! I HIGHLY recommend them!
If I could give more than 5 stars, I would. I had the very best experience climbing Mount Baker with Miyar Adventures. Coordination was not the easiest with Covid but they were very communicative throughout the process. This was my first roped travel experience and I felt that Miyar prepared me very well with gear lists and videos before the trip and with hands on training the day before our summit. Everyone was very courteous when it came to masks and social distancing. When we lost our guide just a couple days before due to cold symptoms (he took precautions and got a Covid test right away but the results window may have impacted our trip - it ended up being negative thankfully) the owner, Sandeep, stepped in to guide us! Sandeep made sure we were all safe and had a great time. Our team all summited successfully! I would definitely recommend this guide company and will be booking with them again in the future!
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Five days of awesome is all I can say. Glen our instructor and guide was extremely knowledgeable. I had previous glacier mountaineering experience and his techniques were so much more efficient than what I had been taught. To top it off we had a great summit day.
Everything was great. From the explore share professional that connected me to the guide service, and the guide on the mountain.
Overall, an absolutely incredible experience and memories that will last for a long time. For someone who had never done a glacier climb, this was an amazing experience. First time being roped up and getting to stare into the belly of the beast (a crevasse) was an unforgettable experience. Our guides Tyler and Chris were extremely knowledgeable. Throughout our trip they kept sharing interesting anecdotes and tips about climbing. Once we reached basecamp, they took us out in the snow to review cramponing, snow skills and how to wear a harness and attach yourselves to a rope. This was supposed to be a 3 day climb, but due to inclement weather it became a 2 day climb. We lucked out with the weather clearing from first day afternoon until second day evening. On the second day we set out with an alpine start at 2 am. At the summit, the views were absolutely breathtaking - by far the prettiest mountaintop I had seen. We were absolutely surrounded by mountain peaks on every side. We got to spend a nice 40 minutes at the top and hoofed it back to the trailhead by 5 pm. We thought we were done, but no - at the coffee break our guides told us we had paid for 3 days - so what did we want to do on the third day? They took us to a rock-climbing structure and taught us the basics of crevasse rescue and answered a whole bunch of mountaineering questions (we had a LOT). Absolutely unexpected and this third day was the cherry on the top.
This was an absolutely amazing experience for me. I had never climbed a glaciated mountain before, and was completely new to all the skills and equipment required for such a venture. Our guides Chris and Sandeep were super knowledgeable and consistently shared a lot of information with us. We learned how to wear a harness, tie ourselves to a rope, rope team safety, and basic snow skills. We started for the summit around 2:30am and reached the top in about 6 hours. We lucked out weather wise as it was sunny and not windy at all. The view at the top was breathtaking to say the least! Our guides made us feel safe and gave lots of tips on improving our techniques during the climb, so it was a great learning experience. Would definitely do another climb with them again!
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