The Fisher Chimneys is one of the most elegant alpine climbs in the Pacific Northwest. The route winds its way through the best terrain on Mount Shuksan, and includes elements of rock climbing, ice climbing,and glacier travel. The route is divided into several distinct sections: The Fisher Chimneys, the Upper Curtis Glacier, the Sulphide Glacier, and Mount Shuksan’s infamous summit pyramid.

Baker Mountain Guides believes that mountains can leave an impression upon us, and few mountains are more impressive than Mount Shuksan. Discover your inspiration with our knowledgeable and personable guides on a customized ascent of the Fisher Chimneys.


Baker Mountain Guides offers custom ascents of the Fisher Chimneys. We recommend a three-day itinerary.

  • Day 1: Fisher Chimneys

    We’ll approach Mount Shuksan via the Lake Ann Trail, and ascend the Fisher Chimneys. Climbing the chimneys is the highlight of the route and involves a mixture of exposed 4th and 5th class climbing. We’ll establish a scenic high camp at Winnies Slide.

  • Day 2: Summit Day

    We’ll ascend Winnie’s Slide to the Upper Curtis Glacier. The route wraps around the Upper Curtis to Hell’s Highway, and the Sulphide Glacier. We’ll climb the summit pyramid via the Central Gully or the Southeast Ridge and descend to camp.

  • Day 3: Descent

    After a restful evening and a hearty breakfast, we’ll carefully descending the Fisher Chimneys and return to the trailhead.

Each Adventure is Unique

Featherweight Guarantee

Let’s face it: climbing and skiing are more fun without a massive pack. That’s why we strive to offer the lightest pack weight of any guide service. We plan meticulously, use quality equipment, and always share the load. Minimalism and teamwork are guiding values in our pursuit to craft authentic mountain adventures.

Program Information

  • Season
  • July - October

  • Duration
  • 3 Days

  • Max Ratios
  • 2 Clients to 1 Guide

  • Equipment

  • Schedule
  • 2021 Season

    • June 18 - 20
    • June 29 - July 1
    • July 3 - 5
    • July 14 - 16
    • Aug 27 - 29
    • Aug 30 - Sept 1

      All trips have a confirmed backcountry permit

  • Cost
  • $1650/ Person – Private


    $1050 / Person – Group of 2


    Cost Includes

    • Tents
    • Fuel
    • Breakfasts and Dinners