Date: Aug 02, 2019 to Aug 05, 2019

Time: All Day

Category: Mountaineering

Mount Shuksan (2, 783 m) is located in the North Cascades National Park, east of Mount Baker. The Fischer Chimneys Route involves mixed glacier travel and a 4th class scramble to the summit pyramid.


Either Friday evening or 6 am Saturday morning we will take the ferry to the mainland. Early Saturday morning we will begin our hike on the Lake Ann Trail to base camp (2-3 hours). Sunday we will summit depending on the weather (9-12 hours). We will leave base camp and return to Vancouver Island Monday.

Required Skills:

  • Crevasse rescue and roped glacier travel
  • Recent experience with steep snow
  • Comfortable with 4th class scrambling
  • Recent overnight backcountry experience

Required Gear:

  • Climbing gear includes: Mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axe, harness, helmet, and crevasse rescue gear.
  • Overnight camping gear
  • PASSPORT and travel insurance that covers mountaineering

Max 6 participants: 2 ropes teams of 3.

Trip leaders: Jes Scott and Kara Aschenbrenner

Interested? Email Kara ( If we’ve never climbed with you before, please us a little bit about your recent climbing & mountaineering experience.