Fisher Chimneys

Ratio: 2:1
Length: 3 days
Price: 1 climber $1,350
2 $825 per climber
Dates: Custom dates are available after July 4th
Location: North Cascades National Park

This route is a classic mixed climb with all elements of the alpine experience!  While not very technically difficult there is a lot of every element of alpine climbing.  On our first day, we will hit the trail climbing steadily through the glacial valley and past Lake Anne. Eventually, we’ll reach the first component of our climb- the Fisher Chimneys.  On day two, we’ll wake up at our high camp and set out to navigate a series of different glaciers before taking on the rock of the summit pyramid.  We will descend back to our camp via the route we climb, and get some needed rest.  On day three we will break camp, climb down the Fisher Chimneys and hike back out to the trailhead.

Climbers must have previous experience with climbing rock and steep snow.  This climb requires the participant to be physically prepared for long days covering lots of ground.

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Fisher Chimneys - Mt Shuksan

North Cascades National Park

The Fisher Chimneys is the classic all-around alpine climb in the North Cascades. The crux of the approach day is climbing 4th class rock with an overnight pack to access the high camp at Winnie’s Slide. From our alpine bivy, we turn to alpine ice, glacier travel, steep snow climbing, more glacier travel, and eventually alpine rock climbing to stand on top of the summit pinnacle. Leaving the summit of Shuksan, means several rappels back to the glacier and reversing the climbing route. This is a big day that requires climbers to be solid in range of alpine climbing techniques. It also requires efficiency at transitions and breaks.

Elevation: 9,131 feet
Style: Alpine rock, alpine ice, glacier travel and steep snow are all significant challenges on this climb
Skill Level: Advanced
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george

"I am very happy with my TMG experience. The guides were professional, personable, and extremely concerned about safety. . . I absolutely give highest marks to these guys. If you don't have much Alpine experience, or just want the security of seasoned veterans guiding you up this mountain, then I strongly recommend you sign up with them. Thanks, guys, for a great experience!!"

George C
Highland, UT
malcom

"What a fantastic experience gaining the summit of a mountain we've gazed on from Portland for 25 years! . . . We learned a great deal, had a ton of fun, felt in very capable hands, and had the reward of summiting on a beautiful clear day. The value of being with a professional, certified, guide and guiding organization was evident throughout. Kudos to the TMG team who were responsive, supportive, and fun to work with every step of the way."

Malcolm C
Portland, OR
Lucyan

"We booked 2-day overnight program on Mt. Hood with Timberline Mountain Guides. Our guides were great, . . super friendly and reputable. The program did not go as planned due to inclement weather but we still had fun and good experience. The guides were definitely flexible and provided guidance during the trip. I would recommend going with them if it's your first climbing trip on Mt. Hood for sure."

Lucyan
Portland, OR

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Next Steps

  • The Jefferson Park Glacier is Oregon’s answer to the Fisher Chimneys – steeper, more exposed and much less traffic!

 

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Prerequisites
  • Climbers should have significant previous alpine climbing experience
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