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June 19, 2015

Early Season on Mount Shuksan

The early season has been fruitful for Mountain Madness' clients on Mount Shuksan. This past weekend we had success with climbers making it to the summit from both sides of the mountain.  Among the many great routes on the mountain, the Fisher Chimneys and Sulphide Glacier remain the most popular and for good reason. [+] READ MORE

September 13, 2013

Learning the Ropes on an Alpine Climbing Course

If you want to experience what the Cascades are all about no better way to do it then spend 8 or even 12 days out here climbing.

Our alpine climbing program is a huge success. Normally we start our trip by heading to the small town of Leavenworth and learning the basics of rock climbing; however the heat wave ripping through Washington made us reevaluate that option and instead we decided on the cooler option of climbing at Mt. Erie situated off the Pacific Ocean and overlooking the San Juan islands. [+] READ MORE

September 4, 2012

Stormy Enjoyment on climb of Mount Shuksan

The reality of alpine weather conditions is that not every summit climb will present you with perfect blue-bird conditions. However, sometimes this is part of the exciting experience of being in the mountains and pushing through the challenges that nature brings to you. We had a such an experience on Mount Shuskan this summer, but with a little perseverence, we were greatly rewarded in the end!

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August 1, 2012

Breaking Through the Clouds on Mount Shuksan Climb in the North Cascades

"Our Mount Shuksan Sulphide Glacier climb began with a great clear day making for firm snow and great views on our way to the notch camp at 5,600 feet on Shuksan. Once we arrived at camp and I finished celebrating that I finally got to a camp with dry gear (it's been a wet season), we dove into skills needed for the following days summit attempt. [+] READ MORE