8/8 13-Day Course: Snapshots from Shuksan

Our 13-Day Mountaineering Course spent four days on Mount Shuksan working on crevasse rescue, anchor building, glacier travel, and a host of other essential alpine skills.  While the team is currently crushing rock in Leavenworth, here are a few snapshots from their course.  



Our 13-Day Course wrapped up an amazing four days of skills on Mount Shuksan.  The summit was just the cherry on top of a sundae of North Cascades awesomeness.  They are heading out to Leavenworth to go rock climbing for the next leg of their journey.  Here are some photos from their adventures on Shuksan.

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