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Trip Information
Name: Shuksan
Starts: Sat Jul 29, 2023
Return: Sat Jul 29, 2023

Registration opens: Sat Jul 01, 2023
Event category: Mountaineering
Difficulty grade: D4  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 6

Organizer: Bill Maurer
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

Navigation method? (gps, phone-gps, map, other)

Make and model of car?

How many can you drive or do you require a lift?

Can you stop for a group dinner on the way home?

Glacier experience?

Climbing experience?

Are you carrying a cell phone?

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Participant Information

Strenuous day trip to Shuksan via Fisher Chimneys, one of the most iconic summits in the Cascades. Approach is from Austin Pass and the Lake Ann trail.

Don't forget passport and medical insurance.

Participants must bring glacier gear, ice axe, crampons, and headlamps (w spare batteries). Crampons are recommended for the top section which is often wind blasted and icy. It may be rescheduled for Sunday if the forecast for Saturday is poor. That decision will be made early Friday evening. Check back here to confirm. We require excellent weather conditions for this one.

No one leaves until everyone is out.

Please note: This is a fast paced day trip requiring a high level of fitness and is not suitable as a first trip with the club. You must be able to independently navigate in the mountains. I have posted a GPS track of our planned route.

Distance: 24 km
Elevation Gain: 2000 m
Summit: 2783 m
Estimated Time: 15 hrs


I'll be posting final trip conditions and info within 24 hours of the trip start. We will be organizing rides at the Chevron. If you have special ride requirements please post them in the Planning Forum.

Please ensure the phone number on your BCMC profile matches the number of the cell phone you will be carrying with you.

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