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1 Mount Rainier, Mowich Face                                                   3
  1.1 Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3

2 Mount Shuksan, North Face                                                    5
  2.1 Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5




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2   CONTENTS
Chapter 1

Mount Rainier, Mowich
Face

1.1     Overview
The Mowich Face mocks and terrorizes faint-of-heart skiers from Tacoma.

1.1.1    History
Andrew McLean, Armand DuBuque, Doug Ingersoll, Carl Skoog, ... Sky Sjue




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4   CHAPTER 1. MOUNT RAINIER, MOWICH FACE
Chapter 2

Mount Shuksan, North Face

2.1     Overview
There are many intriguing possibilities for descents from the top of Mount Shuk-
san’s North Face. For steep skiing connoisseurs, these descents include some of
the largest sustained-steep-skiable (SSS) relief in the Cascades, in one of the
most beautiful settings, with some of the best access.

2.1.1    History
The first ascent of the North Face of Shuksan was made by Fred Beckey and ....
Gordy Skoog and Jens Kieler made one of the early ski descents in 1981.




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6                        CHAPTER 2. MOUNT SHUKSAN, NORTH FACE




Figure 2.1: The North Face of Mount Shuksan from the White Salmon Lodge
at Mount Baker Ski Area, 28 February 2008. This was taken after Sky Sjue and
Eric Wehrly skied the couloir that serves as the bottom half of “The Anoint-
ment,” via the standard route on the upper face. The full line was finally skied
with better coverage in January 2010 by Alex Gibbs, Casey Ruff, Sky Sjue,
Andy Traslin and Eric Wehrly.
2.1. OVERVIEW                                                                  7




Figure 2.2: Extracurricular skiing options on the North Face of Shuksan. The
line labelled 1, dubbed “The Anointment,” is arguably the purest line of descent
and averages 44◦ for 2440 vf (740 m). The line labelled 2 was skied by Sam
Avaiusini and Bill Frans in spring of 1999 as a more direct finish to the standard
route; it averages 48◦ for 560 vf (160 m). The line labelled 3 was skied by Dan
Helmstadter and Sky Sjue in spring of 2009 to avoid icy wind-scoured conditions
on the standard route; it averages 47◦ for 1200 vf (370 m).

				
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