The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Mt. Shuksan (via White Salmon Glacier) - Sat, Apr 27 2019, Sun, Apr 28 2019

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PRE-REGISTRATION MAY BE REQUIRED. Please review the event details carefully, and if registration is required and you'd like to join us, you must sign up at the bottom of this page. Non-member guests must contact the leader (see Notes below) to register. If payment is required for this event, you will be expected to send your payment to the Event Leader - payable to the Alpine Club of Canada, Vancouver Section.

The Basics:
Event Type:Skiing
Event Location:Mt. Shuksan - White Salmon Glacier route
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 27 2019, Sun, Apr 28 2019  6:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 6:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Apr 17 2019 12:00:00 AM
Event Duration:2 Days
Difficulty Rating:D3: Difficult
Event Leader(s): Amir K
You must be logged in to get the Event Leader contact information.
Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, 18 & Older Only
Attendee Screening: Attendees are Pre-Screened - Trip Leader will review your background and may contact you before accepting you on the trip.
Number Registered So Far: 6 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)


DAY 1: meet on Saturday early morning - Location TBD
Drive to Mt. Baker White Salmon Base. Ski up White Salmon Glacier - Camp around 2100m (Net elevation gain around 1000m)

DAY 2: Climb Mt. Shuksan summit (Elev. Gain 700m). Ski back to
camp, pack-up and ski- out to car.
Return to Vancouver on Sunday evening.

ROUTE: White Salmon Glacier - Hell's Highway - Summit Pyramid

Required Items to Bring:

 - All backcountry ski gear (skis, skins, poles, transceiver,
shovel, probe) - ice axe - boot crampons - harness with
crevasse rescue gear - picket- overnight camping gear
to -10c - climbing helmet - 2 litres of water

Please indicate if you have light rope that you can bring

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
ski crampons optional

How to Get There:
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):0Km
Carpool Departure Time: 6:30 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
** Vancouver Transit Info


 IMPORTANT: This route is in complex terrain and has exposure to avalanche path which can not be avoided. Please make sure you understand the risk when signing up. For the avalanche exposed section, we would be relying only on snowpack stability so stable snow is a must before committing. Also we would only go only with good weather as visibility is as important.

The final team will not be based on first come first serve basis and will be selected based on the experience and contribution to the trip


  • ski black run with pack
  • climb Class 4 to low 5 snow/rock
  • climb 40 degree ice with boot crampons
  • AST1 min
  • crevasse rescue


- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Etiquette Guidelines!
Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!

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