Mount Shuksan is one of the most spectacular alpine peaks in the contiguous United States. Located at the western edge of North Cascades National Park, the view of its north and west faces with its many hanging glaciers as seen from the Mount Baker Ski Area is its most famous aspect. However, on the much less visited south side, an unexpectedly gentle route to the summit follows the broad and relatively uncrevassed Sulphide Glacier. This route is popular as an introductory mountaineering route and also in spring and early summer as a fine ski tour.
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|Starting Elevation:||2500 ft (750 m)||Weather Conditions:||Clear, cloudy; moderate winds|
|Summit Elevation:||9127 ft (2782 m)||Temperature:||40-70 F (5-20 C)|
|Roundtrip Distance:||12 miles (20 km)||Visibility:||Over 50 miles (80 km)|
This was a Mountaineers Basic Climb, with a party of nine led by Bruce Edwards.