The North Face could be considered Mount Shuksan’s tour de force. Few Cascadian objectives offer climbing as diverse or engaging. The North Face involves thousands of feet of exposed and technical snow and ice climbing. In full, the route ascends and descends the Fisher Chimneys, crosses four glaciers, and circumnavigates the summit pyramid. There is no better way to experience all of Mount Shuksan.

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 North Face.


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

  • Day 1: Approach

    We’ll rendezvous at our office in Bellingham for orientation and gear check. Transportation will be provided to the Trailhead. We’ll follow the trail past Lake Ann and climb the Fisher Chimneys to our high camp at Winnie's Slide.

  • Day 2: Summit Day

    We’ll begin before dawn and descend the White Salmon Glacier. The route traverses the base of Mount Shuksan and climbs the North Face to the summit pyramid. We’ll descend the upper Fisher Chimneys route to our camp at Winnies Slide.

  • Day 3: Descent

    After a restful evening and a hearty breakfast, we’ll carefully descend 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
  • May - August

  • Duration
  • 3 Days

  • Max Ratios
  • 2 Clients to 1 Guide

  • Equipment

  • Schedule
  • 2021 Season

    • Custom Dates Available

  • Cost
  • Custom Overnight Rates


    Cost Includes

    • Tents
    • Stoves
    • Fuel
    • Breakfasts and Dinners


    Transportation Available

    * Due to COVID-19, stoves & transportation may not be available.