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Ascent of Sahale Peak on 2019-05-12

Climber: Ian Culhane

Date:Sunday, May 12, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Sahale Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:8680 ft / 2645 m

Ascent Trip Report

Skied up the Quien Sabe Glacier (approached from the Cascade Pass trailhead, which saved about 400' of elevation gain from the Boston Basin Trailhead). Bivied at the Boston-Sahale Col at 8500'; easily the most amazing campsite I ever had.

In the morning attempted Boston but turned back; the class 4 traverse is still snow covered/corniced and is impossible to protect. Packed up and did a carryover to the top of Sahale; summit ridge involved a steep snow traverse but wasn't too terrible. Did one rappel off the summit block, then skied all the way back to the car.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Skis, Bivouac



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