August 17, 2010
A brief recap by Anne Keller, IMG Lead Guide with climbers Jean and Cassandra in the North Cascades
We had a fantastic trip. We hiked up to the Forbidden high camp on day one, then did recon & training the next day where we covered cramponing, climbing rock in crampons, short roping, roped glacier travel and walked up to the base of the west ridge couloir to check it out. The shrund was too sporty for me so we opted for Sharkfin the next day.
We then moved camp to the slabs below the Quien Sabe glacier. On our third day we had a beautiful climb of Shark Fin.
We decided to carry up and over Sahale on the last day. It was strenuous with full packs but was worth the views and the hike down cascade pass.