Shuk-Yeah!!

Another mountaineering trip in the books and holy shit was it a good one!  We got paired up with Austin Shannon (an amazing guide), and he showed us the ropes on Mt Shuksan; the 2nd highest peak in North Cascades National park.  It felt good to get back on a glacier and add a little ridge scramble/rock climbing to the mix.  Exposure has always sketched me out big time, so it’s a trip being able to calm myself down and move up effectively.  Shuksan provided just the right amount of challenge without being overwhelming  I feel like we bit off exactly what we could chew.  The views kicked ass, and it was refreshing to unplug for a few days.  Here’s the evidence:

 

KP roadtripped with us and picked out some great watering holes along the way

a sick view of Ryan’s ripped calves and the Shuksan massif

simple accomodations

glaciers, baby. glaciers

Mt Baker in the sunset haze

looking towards Canada

Mountain pose….but not the kind you do in yoga

summertime snow travel

rise n shine

sloggin’ through the sunrise

spreadin’ the aloha

put this guy in a damn outdoor activewear catalog

pausing for a pose on the spiciest part

Summit of Shuksan! Shuk-Yeah!!

rapping down

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