Climbing the Stuart Glacier Couloir, Mount Stuart, North Cascades

Snow, Ice, and Rock on One of the Tallest Peaks in the North Cascades

In early June, two colleagues of mine from Northwest Outward Bound School,  Trever Waage and Joel Reid,  and I set off to climb the Stuart Glacier Couloir, a classic steep snow/ice and rock route on the north side of Mount Stuart, one of the tallest non-volcanic peaks in the Cascades.

Climbers camp below Mount Stuart

Navigating the Stuart Glacier by headlamp

Joel Reid leads out on a pitch of mixed climbing

Climbers at the top of the Stuart Glacier Couloir

Climber on the west ridge of Mount Stuart

Climber on the west ridge of Mount Stuart

Summit of Mount Stuart

Mountain Goats

mountain goat

David Moskowitz

David Moskowitz, Winthrop, WA, 98862