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The third morning of our Shuksan Climb dawned once again completely clear and calm. The ridge of high pressure over the North Cascades was apparently strong and broad.

Today was entirely a training day. Tom suggested that we rope up and make our way through a complexly-crevassed area of the nearby Sulphide Glacier. There we would practice navigation through crevasse fields, and also do some crevasse rescue setups into actual crevasses.
Morning Sunlight on Baker
Morning Breakfast Nook
Heading out to the Sulphide
Contemplating Nature
Negotiating Crevasses
Distant Rainier
Placing ourselves
Self-locating
Lunch Break
Crevasse Rescue setup
Head-end closeup
Lower end closeup
Down the Sulphide
Eventually we finished with our day amongst the crevasses, and we returned back to our high camp, but not before taking a circuitous route where we got to practice a bit more with our steep snow travel techniques on drifty, curvy bits of snowpack near the western edge of the Shuksan Massif. Then, it was back to camp for an early dinner and bedtime. We'd be getting up pre-dawn on the following morning for our actual summit attempt.
More snowfield practice
More snowfield practice
More snowfield practice
Other party
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