Mount Shuksan

Fundraising Goal: $3,500
Guides: Go Trek / Northwest Mountain Guides
Route: Sulphide Glacier
Difficulty: intermediate, glacier, snow and rock
Rope Team: 3 climbers, 1 guide


Day 1: Fly into Seattle. Stay overnight at airport hotel or drive north to Burlington, WA and stay at a hotel there.

Day 2: Drive to trailhead for Mount Shuksan. Hike to camp at the toe of the Sulphide Glacier.

Day 3: Summit day on Mount Shuksan! Glacier travel right out of camp traversing the Sulphide Glacier to the base of the summit pyramid.

Day 4: Descend to trailhead and drive to Burlington for a celebration lunch!

The Climb

Mount Shuksan is one of the most photographed mountains in the world. Standing next to Mount Baker, Shuksan provides adventurers with rock, snow, ice, and glacier travel with amazing views of the Baker range.

The best time to climb Shuksan is during the warmest and driest time of the year, from June to September, when the temperature ranges between 40 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit. However, it is not uncommon for the late summer season to have intense winter-like storms and temperatures below zero at night. Like most mountains, conditions change quickly and climbers should come prepared for the worst.


Climbers should plan to arrange their own transportation to and from the mountain. Bay Area Wilderness Training will assist in organizing carpools to and from the airport. Additional information will be available in your Orientation Packet and at the pre-trip meeting.


There are plenty of hotels and motels in Seattle or in the Burlington area.

Nearest Airport

  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

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