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Mountain Name(s): Mount Shuksan, Mont Shuksan, Monte Shuksan, Núi Shuksan, पर्वत शुकसान, シューキュッサン山,
Dağ Shuksan, Montanha Shuksan,, Шуксан
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    Geology: Tectonic
Elevation: 2783 m / 9130.58 ft     Snow line: 2255.52 m / 7400 ft
Summit(s): Mount Shuksan; (2 783 m /9 131 feet)
    Prominence: 1 344 m/4 409 ft
Location: United States (USA)(Washington);     Isolation: 17 km/10 miles
Latitude/Longitude: 48°49'51.456''N
    Climbing Season(s): Please update
Parent Range: North American Cordillera     Nearest Airport(s): Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA);
Range: Baker-Shuksan Massif     Convenience Center(s): Deming;
First Ascent: 7/9/1906 Asahel Curtis (USA), W. Montelius Price (USA)     National Park(s): Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest;

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Interesting routes offering all that is usually expect from this kind of adventure: lots of natural areas in the vicinity of the mountain and on its slopes - from coniferous forests to alpine meadows and glaciers on the top, a huge selection of activities - camping, trekking, canoeing, bicycling, skiing, etc.
The surrounding areas adjacent to the mountain are perfect for climbing training with the use of equipment - in some places the glacier descends to a comfortable and completely safe height, while maintaining the characteristics inherent to all areas of the climb.

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Mount Shuksan is one of the most recognizable and popular peaks of the Cascade Range among the ones which are not volcanoes. Shuksan is located not far from the other famous mountain - Mount Baker, raising over the ski resort at the end of the highway Mount Baker not so far from the road I-90. This mount is a combination of all that is valued by the climbers - plenty of different routes, glaciers, trails and spectacular views. Highly developed infrastructure in the National Park and the surrounding area allows to have full vacation near the mountain. Ascent to the top usually takes 3-4 days.
ncluded in the list of "50 classic climbs in North America."... Read more

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Location Edit

Located in the National Park "Mount Baker", about 80 miles from Seattle in Whatcom County, right at the border of the Washington State and Canada.

Getting there Edit

Arrive in Seattle, then by I-5 highway to Mount Vernon, then change the route to Highway 20 about 45 miles up to the Baker Lake Road. 40 km by this road to a fork with NF Road 1152 and then 7 km driving on it to the start point of the route to the summit of Mount Shuksan.

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Permits and passes are sold at ranger stations, tourist equipment stores and online at web-site of "Mount Baker" National Park.



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• Mount Shuksan is one of the most photographed peaks in the world due to the combination of the amazing scenic beauty and accessibility of its slopes. Huge number of viewing angles constitute an infinite number of views on Shuksan, sometimes quite different from each other.


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