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North America, United States, Washington, Cascade Mountains, Mount Shuksan, Price Glacier Winter Ascent

Mount Shuksan, Price Glacier Winter Ascent. On January 16, Lowell Skoog and I climbed Mount Shuksan via the Price Glacier. Our approach from the Mount Baker Highway was via White Salmon Creek. From the end of the valley we cramponed hard snow to the base of the north face, then angled up toward a rock tower at 6500 feet. Here we descended a hidden chute before continuing east to the Price Glacier. Snow conditions continued to be good and we quickly reached the col and the Crystal Glacier. After front-pointing the summit pyramid we reached the summit just after sunset, 10 hours out from our car. Regaining our packs below we built an igloo for our bivouac under a full moon. Our descent the following day was via the White Salmon Glacier, in developing storm.

Mark Bebie, Unaffiliated