Sahale Peak

Ratio: 3:1
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

Sahale Peak has all the makings of a classic North Cascades objective at a moderate technical standard. And…. the peak is located in the spectacular Boston Basin, one of the most iconic alpine areas in the Lower 48! The climb starts with a fairly rigorous climber’s trail on day 1 to gain Boston Basin. Starting at about 3200′, this “trail” goes up some very steep wooded terrain, over logs and crosses some rushing creeks and finally opens up into some spectacular alpine terrain at about 5200′. There are few campsites to choose from, but our personal favorite is up at 6200′ below Forbidden Peak.

On day 2, we’ll rise before dawn, scramble up the moraine, and attain the Quien Sabe Glacier at about 7200′. From there,we’ll climb the glacier, zig-zagging through crevasses, until we attain the Boston- Sahale Col. From this saddle, the views across into the heart of the North Cascades are amazing. Climbing the ridge to the summit is exciting and exposed with scrambling and some 4th class rock moves at the tippy top.

For strong climbers, its possible to climb Sharkfin Tower, a nearby rock tower on the way down from Sahale. On day 3, the group can elect to do another climb in the basin, cover some skills, or hike back out.

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Quien Sabe Glacier - Sahale

North Cascades National Park

Sahale is an excellent glacier route with an alpine rock summit pinnacle. It’s a perfect introduction to the North Cascades, where glaciers yeild to alpine rock and mixed alpine terrain why you come here to climb.

Elevation: 8,681'
Style: Glacier travel to an alpine rock summit
Skill Level: Entry-level
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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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