Forbidden & The North Cascades

September 1, 2011

Forbidden The North Cascades

Forbidden Summit. (Photo by Austin Shannon)

North Cascades National Park in Washington is like none other.  It is full of everything from glaciated terrain to beautiful granite spires and everything in between.  It offers climbers and outdoor enthusiasts alike a place to experience the little bit of wilderness we have left.  If your looking for the next step in a mountain adventure or simply want to experience something off the beaten path then the North Cascades is the place for you.  Possibilities are endless; all you have to do is push the door open.

For instance, I recently guided a trip on Forbidden peak.  It is located in Boston Basin, which is one of the most beautiful places in North Cascade National Park.  The west ridge of Forbidden peak is a beautiful rock ridge that stretches up from the valley below nearly 2,000 vertical feet.  This route offers the novice climber wonderful exposure, superb climbing, and a full alpine style commitment…accompanied by a guide of course.  This is just one of the examples that the “Alps of America” has to offer.

The beauty of the North Cascades programs is that they can be completely customized.  Anything from a short three day alpine attack to a five day skills seminar, we will meet your needs.  So, come out and climb with us and see what this gem of Washington does for you.

Austin Shannon

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