Mount Shuksan is a glaciated massif on Canada-United States border. This is a jagged alpine peak rises in Whatcom County, Washington to the east of Mount Baker. Mt Shuksan name mean is “high peak” composed of greenchist, and oceanic basalt. Mt Shuksan is the highest point on the three sided peak known as Summit Pyramid.

Mount Shuksan has no comparison in the range when one think the structural beauty of its four major faces and five ridges. Mt. Shuksan is one of the highest non-volcanic peaks 9,127 feet. A strikingly beautiful peak, it is the most frequently photographed mountain in the United States.

Almost 120 million years ago, this mountain was metamorphosed when the Easton terrane collided with the west coast of North America. It is an eroded leftover of a thrust plate formed by the Easton collision, on the West side view it is as seen from Artist Point.

The nearby road allows visitors to take a closer view of the peak. Mt Shuksan is one of most photogenic mountain in Cascade Range, the majestic reflection of Mount Shuksan is seen close to Mount Baker Ski area.

The beautiful Sulphide Creek Falls, one of the tallest waterfalls in North America, plunges off the southeastern flank of Mt Shuksan. There are four other tall waterfalls that spill off Mount Shuksan and neighboring Jagged Ridge and Seahpo Peak, mostly sourced from small snowfields and glaciers.

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Mt Shuksan has something to offer everyone. It has an approach through immaculate forests, reasonable glacier travel, and an exhilarating and airy summit, the surrounding views of North Cascade peaks can’t be beat.

In the early of 19th century, Asahel Curtis and W. Montelius was reported first ascent the Mt Shuksan mountain. However, some critics reported that Joseph Morowits was the first ascent in 1897. He also attempted to climb the Mount Shuksan in 1903 but he had not been sure that it had already been climbed.

The Mt Shuksan is one of the finest mountaineering objectives by its reputation requiring a variety of alpine climbing techniques. It is surely deserved a wide variety of challenges can be encountered on this fairly complex mountain.

Mount Shuksan Climbing Route

All climbers must know the basic snow and glacier climbing skills, depending upon the route, it is definiately a fun mix snow climbing, easy rock scrambling, and plentiful ledges.

  1. Sulphide Glacier Route is recommended for beginners.
  2. Fisher Chimneys Route is recommended for Intermediate level.
  3. North Face Route is recommended for advance level.
    There are four other tall waterfalls that spill off Mount Shuksan and neighboring Jagged Ridge and Seahpo Peak, mostly sourced from small snowfields and glaciers.
    There are four other tall waterfalls that spill off Mount Shuksan and neighboring Jagged Ridge and Seahpo Peak, mostly sourced from small snowfields and glaciers.
    The beautiful Sulphide Creek Falls, one of the tallest waterfalls in North America, plunges off the southeastern flank of Mount Shuksan.
    In the early of 19th century, Asahel Curtis and W. Montelius was reported first ascent the Mount Shuksan.
    The nearby road allows visitors to take a closer view of the peak. Mount Shuksan is one of most photogenic mountain in Cascade Range.
    Mount Shuksan is one of most photogenic mountain in Cascade Range.
    It is an eroded leftover of a thrust plate formed by the Easton collision. On the West side view it is as seen from Artist Point.
    It is an eroded leftover of a thrust plate formed by the Easton collision.
    Almost 120 million years ago, Mount Shuksan was metamorphosed when the Easton terrane collided with the west coast of North America.
    Almost 120 million years ago, it was metamorphosed when the Easton terrane collided with the west coast of North America.
    Mount Shuksan name mean is “high peak” composed of greenchist, and oceanic basalt.
    Mount Shuksan name mean is “high peak” composed of greenchist, and oceanic basalt.
    Mount Shuksan is the highest point on the three sided peak known as Summit Pyramid.
    A strikingly beautiful peak, it is the most frequently photographed mountain in the United States.
    Mount Shuksan has no comparison in the range when one think the structural beauty of its four major faces and five ridges.
    This mountain has no comparison in the range when one think the structural beauty of its four major faces and five ridges.
    Mt. Shuksan is one of the highest non-volcanic peaks 9,127 feet. A strikingly beautiful peak, it is the most frequently photographed mountain in the United States.
    Mt. Shuksan is one of the highest non-volcanic peaks 9,127 feet.
    Sun Rises at Mount Shuksan
    Sun Rises at Mount Shuksan
    Wide view of the mountain
    Wide view of the mountain
    West side view of Mount Shuksan in summer as seen from Artist Point
    West side view of Mount Shuksan in summer as seen from Artist Point
    Mt Shuksan as seen from Baker Lake to the south
    Mt Shuksan as seen from Baker Lake to the south

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    Source: Wikipedia

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Originally posted 2019-06-23 12:21:04.

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