Chronology - North Cascades Home

The Cascades north of Stevens Pass excluding the Mount Baker area.

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Year Month-Day Who Where What References
1893 Winter - Galena, Silverton Use of skis near mining towns subject index
1930s
1933 April 2 Everett Mountaineer party of nine Mt Pilchuck Ski summit mtneer-b-1933-may
1936 or before - Lake Wenatchee skiers (probably Dale Allen and friends) Dirtyface Mountain Ski summit ww-1936-Dec-16-p7
1937 June 1 Sigurd Hall, Dwight Watson White Mountain Ski summit mtneer-a-1937-p28, dw-scrapbook-idx, dw-scrapbook-p357
1938 May 15 Sigurd Hall, Dwight Watson and two others Eldorado Peak Ski scouting trip from Sibley Pass (not a complete ski ascent) dw-scrapbook-eldo, mtneer-a-1944-p39
1938 May 29 Ralph Eskenazi, Sigurd Hall, Dwight Watson North Star Mountain Ski summit dw-scrapbook-p462, mtneer-a-1945-p32, dw-papers-box2-J, beckey-v2-1989-p220
1938 July 4 Sigurd Hall and Dwight Watson Glacier Peak Ski summit beckey-v2-1989-p90, dw-scrapbook-p465, dw-scrapbook-p484a
1938 November Walt Anderson and friends Tiffany Mountain Ski summit ww-1938-Dec-7-p9
1940s
Circa 1940 March Dale Allen and Walt Anderson Glacier Peak wilderness Ski crossing of the Cascades from Darrington to Lake Wenatchee over Indian Pass allen-dale
Early 1940s February Dale Allen and Walt Anderson Pasayten wilderness Mid-winter ski trips through Pasayten and Ashnola River drainages, including Cathedral Pass area dka-papers, allen-dale, marler-2004-p197
mid-1940s or before - Dwight Watson and partners Buck Pass, Glacier Basin, Hedley Pass, Whitechuck Glacier Ski scouting trips Dwight Watson
1946-50s April Charles Hessey, various partners Chiwawa Mountain, Lyman Lake area Extended ski trips during several seasons. Skied Chiwawa Mtn on April 19, 1946. Charles Hessey, William Degenhardt
1947 March 23 Harold Sievers and Duke Watson Mt Dickerman NW face, ski descent rdw-record-1947-mar-23, watson-duke
1947 May 11 Mountaineers party including Charles Cehrs and Walt Little Whitehorse Mountain Ski summit via Lone Tree Pass mtneer-b-1947-may, mtneer-a-1947-p12a, little-walt
1950s
1956 - - Mt Pilchuck Mt Pilchuck Ski Area opened subject index
1958 April Charles and Marion Hessey Cathedral Peak area, Pasayten Ski trips into this area during two seasons Charles Hessey
1959 or before - Joe Firey and party Eldorado Peak Ski-climb mtneer-a-1960-p19, mtneer-a-1963-p37, mtneer-a-1969-p39, firey-joe, meulemans-j-i
1960s
1960 or before - John Meulemans, Stella Degenhardt, other Mountaineers Tomyhoi Peak, Icy Peak, Cascade Pass Printed reference to these destinations. Some may have been skied earlier. mtneer-a-1960-p19, mtneer-a-1960-p36, mtneer-a-1963-p37
1960 September 6 U.S. Forest Service Glacier Peak Glacier Peak Wilderness Area established subject index
1963 April 21 Tony Hovey, Vic Josendal, Cal Magnusson, Duke Watson, Hal Williams, Hans Zogg Snowking Mountain Ski summit rdw-record-1963-apr-21, watson-duke
1965 March Fred Beckey and Mike Borghoff Silver Star Mountain Ski-climb beckey-v3-1995-p288, beckey-1977-p202
1966 June Joe and Joan Firey, Irene Meulemans Mounts Hagan and Blum Ski-climbs firey-joe, meulemans-j-i
1967 May 13 Tony Hovey and Duke Watson Ruby Mountain Ski summit rdw-record-1967-may-13, watson-duke
1968 October 2 U.S. Congress North Cascades North Cascades National Park, Pasayten Wilderness Area, Lake Chelan and Ross Lake Recreation Areas established subject index
1970s
1972 September 2 State Highway Department North Cascades Highway Highway opened subject index
1980s
1981 April 19 Jens Kieler (then Kuljurgis), John Mueller, John Waldrop, Gordy Welsh, Craig Wicklund Eldorado Peak Ski descent from true summit undocumented, strawman
1981 June Dick Easter, Dan Stage, Brian Sullivan Ptarmigan Traverse Ski traverse from Cascade Pass to Bachelor Creek mtneer-a-1991-p32, sullivan-brian
1982 May John Almquist, Steve Barnett, Greg Knott, Doug Veenhof Eureka Creek Loop One week ski traverse undocumented
1982 May 30 Gary Brill, Lowell and Carl Skoog Mt Logan Ski summit lds-journal-p138
1982 June Steve Barnett, Harry Hendon, Spencer Stoddard Dome Peak Ski summit barnett-steve
1982 June Gary Brill, Brian Sullivan, Joe Catellani Dakobed Range Ski traverse from Glacier Peak to Clark Mtn mtneer-a-1991-p32
1982 July 3-10 (circa) John Dittli Whatcom Pass area, Copper Ridge Red Face Mtn ski descent, Copper Ridge ski traverse to Hannegan Pass dittli-john
early 1980s - Tom Baker and party Sawtooth Range Ski traverse from Hoodoo Peak to Washington Pass undocumented
1983 or before - - Mt Spickard Printed reference to skiing on the peak baldwin-1983
1983 March 18-22 Gary Brill, Mark Hutson, Lowell Skoog, Brian Sullivan "Isolation Traverse" Ski traverse from Snowfield Peak to Eldorado Peak lds-journal-p159
1983 April 16 Jens Kieler Del Campo Peak NW face, ski descent undocumented
1984 July U.S. Congress North Cascades Washington Wilderness Act establishes Boulder River, Lake Chelan-Sawtooth, Henry M. Jackson, Noisy-Diobsud Wilderness Areas; expands Glacier Peak, Pasayten Wilderness Areas usfs-1984-wmaps
1984 May Greg Jacobsen and Brian Sullivan Inspiration Glacier area Ski traverse from Torment Basin to Primus Peak mtneer-a-1991-p32
1985 March 13 Jens Kieler Whitehorse Mountain North flank (Snow Gulch), ski descent undocumented
1985 Spring Sprague Ackley and Hope Barnes Robinson Mountain East cirque, ski descent undocumented
1985 May Jens Kieler, Lowell and Carl Skoog Picket Range Ski traverse from Hannegan Pass to Watcom Pass, Luna Cirque, Mt Fury ski summit, McMillan Cirque, Stetattle Ridge to Diablo lds-journal-p263, snw-1986-mar, rock-ice-1986-mar-p40
mid-1980s - Steve Hindman, Brent Harris, Alan Millar U.S.-Canada Boundary 18 day ski traverse of Pasayten Wilderness to Hannegan Pass undocumented
1987 May Jens Kieler, Dan Nordstrom, Lowell Skoog "Thunder High Route" Ski traverse from Fisher Peak to Mt Logan, Boston and Forbidden Glaciers, Eldorado Peak and Sibley Pass lds-journal-p400, climbing-1987-dec-p65
1989 March Sprague Ackley and Hope Barnes Oval Peak North couloir, ski descent wcn-1992, strawman
1989 May 5-7 Brian Sullivan, Lowell and Carl Skoog Buckindy Range Ski traverse from Green Mtn to Snowking Mtn lds-journal-p509
1989 May 31-June 5 John Dittli and Scott Croll Baker River region Ski traverse from Mt Watson thru Bacon-Blum area to Whatcom Pass (ski summits of Bacon Peak, Mt Blum, Mt Challenger, Whatcom Peak) dittli-john
1989 June 8-13 Lowell and Carl Skoog "Suiattle High Route" Ski traverse from Sulphur Mtn to Canyon Lake, Image Lake, Miners Ridge, Lyman Lake, Chiwawa Mtn, High Pass, Dakobed Range, Glacier Peak lds-journal-p525
1990s
1990 June 20-22 Lowell and Carl Skoog Backbone Ridge Ski traverse from Little Devil Peak to Eldorado Peak lds-journal-p621
1991 May 28-30 John Dittli and Scott Croll Chilliwack Range Ski traverse from Galene Lakes to Depot Creek Basin dittli-john
1991 May 31 to June 2 Lowell and Carl Skoog Ragged Ridge Ski traverse from Mesahchie Pass to 4th of July Pass lds-journal-p683
1991 June 5-8 John Dittli, Scott Croll and Mark Long Mt Redoubt High Route Ski traverse from Depot Creek Basin to Whatcom Pass, Mt Redoubt south side ski descent dittli-john
1991 July Cliff Leight and partner (Dana Hagen?) Bacon Creek area Ski traverse from Bacon Pk to Mt Triumph undocumented
1991 July 6 Carl Skoog Tricouni Peak West couloir, ski descent undocumented
Circa 1993 Spring Andreas Schmidt Tenpeak Mountain North couloir, ski descent undocumented
1996 June 13-16 Lowell and Carl Skoog Mt Logan High Route Ski traverse from Fisher Peak to Mt Logan, through Park Creek Pass to Horseshoe Basin and Cascade Pass lds-journal-p1029
1997 May 18 Rene Crawshaw, Andy Dappen, Carl Skoog Black Pk South route, ski descent undocumented
Late 1990s - Sprague Ackley and Brian Povolny North Gardner Mtn NE couloir, ski descent nwmj-1-shorts
Circa 1998 April Steve Hindman Mt Spickard North face, ski descent from true summit undocumented, strawman
1999 May Martin Volken, Mike Hattrup, Don Denton, Murray Gailbreth, Greg Lange, Dave Metallo "Forbidden Tour" Ski circuit of Forbidden Peak starting from Cascade River undocumented
1999 July 20 Garth Ferber and Lowell Skoog Mt Buckner SW route, ski descent lds-journal-p1249
2000s
2000 June 15-20 Matt Firth, Bruce Goodson, Lowell Skoog Extended Ptarmigan Traverse Ski traverse from Cascade Pass over Dome Peak, across Hanging Gardens to Image Lake and Holden Village lds-journal-p1339, offpiste-2001-mar-p8
2001 May Bela Vadasz, Martin Volken and AMGA ski mountaineering exam group Klawatti Peak South face, ski descent undocumented, strawman
2001 August Jason and Josh Hummel, Ben Manfredi Dome Peak NW face, ski descent undocumented
2002 June 15-16 Martin Volken, Andrew McLean, Fred Marmsater, Petra Pirc Mt Buckner (N face), Sahale Mtn (NW face) Ski descents undocumented
2002 June 19-27 Matt Firth, Bob Nielsen "American Alps Traverse" Continuous ski traverse from Diablo to Holden Village undocumented
2002 June 24-26 Alan Kearney, Carl Skoog Spider Mtn (S gully), Sentinel Peak (N face), Hoch Joch Spitz (N flank) Ski descents along the Ptarmigan Traverse undocumented
2002 July 10-11 Andreas Schmidt, Carl and Lowell Skoog Pelton Peak (NW gully), Hurry Up Peak ('S' Glacier) Ski descents lds-journal-p1471
2002 July 28 Ben Manfredi Mt Maude N face, ski descent undocumented
2003 February Katharine Bill, Ottis Buzzard, Chris Clark and Scott Johnston Big Kangaroo North couloir ski descent nwmj-1-shorts
2003 April 18 Jason Hummel and Sky Sjue Mt Johannesburg Cascade couloir ski descent (from saddle) undocumented, strawman
2003 June 5-8 Ben Manfredi and Jason Hummel Chilliwack region Mineral Mtn high route on skis (Hannegan Pass to Perfect Pass) nwmj-1-shorts
2003 June 15-16 Ben Manfredi, Jason Hummel and Sky Sjue Luna Peak (NW flank),
Mt Fury (upper NE Face, East Fury Glacier)
Ski descents undocumented
2003 June 17 Martin Volken and Peter Avolio Spider Mtn North face (left) ski descent undocumented
2003 June 25-27 Lowell and Carl Skoog Forbidden Peak NW face of N ridge ski descent lds-journal-p1512
2004 March 23 Jason Cassarino and Ross Peritore Mt Maude NE couloir, ski descent nwmj-1-shorts
2004 April 11 Josh Kaplan Kyes Peak Pride Glacier, ski descent nwmj-2-shorts, strawman
2004 April 24 Dave Burdick and Phil Fortier Mt Hardy NE couloir (7320-ft notch), ski descent nwmj-2-shorts, strawman
2004 April 29 Josh Kaplan and Sky Sjue Mt Buckner North couloir, ski descent nwmj-1-shorts
2004 June 4 Martin Volken and Andy Dappen Mt Torment North face, ski descent (also May 15 descent of Moraine Lake couloir by Volken party) nwmj-2-shorts
2004 June 4 Phil Fortier and Matt Peters Magic Mtn NE couloir, ski descent nwmj-2-shorts
2004 June 28 Ross Peritore and Sky Sjue Mt Degenhardt Degenhardt Glacier (also Terror-Rake couloir) ski descent nwmj-2-shorts
2005 January 31 Jason and Josh Hummel, Sky Sjue Mt Blum NW shoulder, ski descent (from North ridge) nwmj-2-shorts
2005 March 13 Sam Avaiusini and Jason Hummel Hurry Up Peak South couloir, ski descent nwmj-2-shorts
2005 March 25 Dave Burdick and Phil Fortier Mt Hardy NE ("Open Fly") couloir (7440-ft notch), ski descent nwmj-2-shorts
2005 April 27 Ross Peritore and Sky Sjue Jack Mountain NE glacier, ski descent (from North ridge) nwmj-3-shorts
2005 May 24 Ross Peritore and Sky Sjue Mt Goode East Face, ski descent (from SE ridge) nwmj-3-shorts
2005 May 29 Jason and Josh Hummel, John Mauro, Carl and Lowell Skoog Sinister Peak North face, ski descent lds-journal-p1660, nwmj-3-shorts
2005 June 4 Phil Fortier, Jason and Josh Hummel Mt Maude West couloir, ski descent nwmj-3-shorts, strawman
2005 June 15 Phil Fortier and Sky Sjue Robinson Mountain North couloir, ski descent nwmj-3-shorts
2005 June 23 Paul Belitz, David Coleman, Phil Fortier and Sky Sjue Bonanza Peak West Peak, NW Buttress, ski descent nwmj-3-shorts
2005 November 19 Phil Fortier, Jason and Josh Hummel Cadet Peak West Couloir, ski descent nwmj-3-shorts
2006 February 8 Ben Kaufman, Sky Sjue Spider Mtn North Face (right), ski descent nwmj-3-shorts
2006 March 4 Phil Fortier, Jason and Josh Hummel Big Four Mtn Dry Creek route, ski descent nwmj-3-shorts
2006 March 12 Ross Peritore, Sky Sjue Mt Formidable NW Face, ski descent nwmj-3-shorts
2006 March 19 Ben Haskell, Greg Lange Mt Baring NE Couloir, ski descent nwmj-3-shorts
2006 March 21 Paul Belitz, David Coleman Mt Formidable Formidable Glacier, ski descent nwmj-3-shorts
2006 April 23 Tony Bentley, David Coleman, Pete Hirst, Jason and Josh Hummel, Casey Ruff, Sky Sjue, Eric Wehrly Mt Logan Banded Glacier, ski descent nwmj-4-shorts
2006 May Josh Kaplan Snowfield Peak Summit pyramid, ski descent undocumented
2007 January 24 Pete Hirst, Sky Sjue, Eric Wehrly The Triad Marble Creek ("Lost Marbles") Couloir, ski descent nwmj-5-shorts
2007 January 28 Phil Fortier, Jason Hummel, Sky Sjue West McMillan Spire West Ridge, ski descent nwmj-4-shorts
2007 June 20 Phil Fortier, Dan Helmstadter, Sky Sjue The Triad NW Couloir, ski descent nwmj-5-shorts
2007 July 1 Phil Fortier, Jason Hummel Abernathy Peak NE Face, ski descent nwmj-5-shorts, strawman
2007 July 7 Phil Fortier (accompanied by David Coleman) Mt Fernow North Face, ski descent (from base of upper couloir; party skied Gloomy Glacier on 7-Fingered Jack the following day) nwmj-5-shorts
2008 April U.S. Congress North Cascades Wild Sky Wilderness Area established st-2008-may-9-B2
2008 February 17 David Coleman, Phil Fortier Mt Higgens SE Slab, ski descent (from 4680ft+ sub-summit) nwmj-5-shorts
2008 March 2 Phil Fortier, Ryan Lurie Bandit Peak NW ("Black Hole") Couloir, ski descent nwmj-5-shorts
2008 May 3 Tom Janisch, Lowell Skoog Tower Mtn NE Couloir, ski descent lds-journal-p1903, nwmj-6-shorts
2008 May 4 Timothy Byrnes, Oyvind Henningsen, Tobae McDuff, Damien Romanik, Sean Walsh Mesahchie Peak Mesahchie Icefall Couloir, ski descent nwmj-6-shorts
2008 June 15 Sky Sjue, Eric Wehrly Jack Mountain South Face, ski descent nwmj-6-shorts
2008 June 16 Jim Dockery, Jeff Rich Morningstar Peak North Face, ski descent nwmj-6-shorts
2008 June 20 Jim Dockery, Jeff Rich, John Waldrop Del Campo Peak North and East Faces, ski descents (both from base of summit rocks) nwmj-6-shorts
2008 June 22 Corey Bloom, Jason Hummel, Ryan Lurie, Sky Sjue Fortress Mtn SW Face, ski descents nwmj-6-shorts
2008 July 6 Monika Johnson, Ryan Lurie Glacier Peak Cool Glacier Headwall, ski descent nwmj-7-shorts, strawman
2008 July 14 Todd Karner, Eben Sargent Phantom Peak SE Face, ski descent nwmj-6-shorts
2009 February 20 Ryan Lurie Kyes Peak SW Face, ski descent undocumented
2009 April 26 Ryan Lurie, Jason Hummel Columbia Peak East Face (south side), ski descent nwmj-7-shorts
2009 May 16 Eric Wehrly, Dan Helmstadter Greybeard Peak East Face, ski descent nwmj-7-shorts
2009 May 17 John Plotz Chiwawa Mountain NW Face of East Peak, ski descent nwmj-7-shorts
2009 May 17 Sky Sjue, Drew Tabke, Andy Traslin Hozomeen Mountain North Peak, NE Face, ski descent nwmj-7-shorts
2009 May 25 Pete Hirst, Sky Sjue, Eric Wehrly Mt Spickard East Face, ski descent nwmj-7-shorts
2010s
2010 February 7 Jason and Josh Hummel Three Fingers South Peak, summit ski descent nwmj-7-shorts, strawman
2010 February 17-22 Forest McBrian, Jason Hummel Picket Range Winter ski traverse from Stetattle Ridge to Hannegan Pass via McMillan Cirque, Luna Cirque, and Mineral Mtn high route nwmj-7-shorts
2010 March 20 Scott Rinckenberger, Erik Svege Mt Maude SW Couloir, ski descent nwmj-7-shorts
2010 March 24 Dan Otter Mt Maude North Face (left), ski descent nwmj-7-shorts
2010 April 18 Eduardo Blanchard and partner Columbia Peak NE Ridge Couloir, ski descent undocumented
2010 May 13 Jason Hummel, Kyle Miller Marble and Dorado Needles Ski and snowboard descents of Marble Needle (SW) Couloir, Dorado Needle from near top undocumented
2011 April 15 Jason Hummel, Kyle Miller Mt Fernow North Face (including couloir), ski and snowboard descent undocumented
2011 April 17 Jason Hummel, Kyle Miller Bonanza Peak Main Summit (Mary Green Headwall from near summit), ski and snowboard descent undocumented
2011 April 22 Scott McAllister, Erik Svege Fortress Mtn North Face, ski and snowboard descent (party also skied SW flank of Chiwawa Mtn from summit) undocumented
2011 April 30 Jason Hummel, Kyle Miller, Scott McAllister Mt Goode SE Peak, SW Face, ski and snowboard descent undocumented
2011 May 10 Andy Berner, Trevor Williams, Stefan Knorr, Zack Jessel Mt Pugh NW Face, ski descent undocumented
2011 May 19 Jason Hummel, Kyle Miller Glacier Peak Chocolate Glacier Headwall, ski and snowboard descent undocumented
2011 May 20-27 Peter Avolio, Adam Vognild, Rob Bolton, Trevor Kostanich "North Central Cascades Traverse" Ski traverse from Holden to Mt Fernow, Dumbell Mtn, Chiwawa Mtn, Miners Creek, Buck Creek Pass, High Pass, Napeequa River, Honeycomb Glacier, White Chuck Glacier and North Fork Sauk River undocumented
2011 July 4 Dan Helmstadter Azure Lake Couloirs (Stetattle Creek drainage) Ski descent undocumented
2011 July 10 Jim Dockery, Jeff Rich Columbia Peak West Ridge, ski descent undocumented
2011 July 10 Louie Dawson, Kirk Turner Twin Needles Thread of Ice, ski descent undocumented
2012 May 7 Hannah Carrigan, Jason Hummel, Kyle Miller Jack Mountain Nohokomeen Glacier (including headwall), ski descent undocumented
2012 May 11 Eben Sargent Glacier Peak Scimitar Glacier, ski descent undocumented
2012 mid-May Adam Vognild, Trevor Kostanich Luahna Peak SE Face, ski descent undocumented
2012 May 13 Chad and Eric Miller, Eric Wehrly Mt Arriva West Face, ski descent undocumented
2012 May 19 Dan Helmstadter, Eric Wehrly Black Peak NW Face, ski descent undocumented
2012 June 3 Scott McAllister, Ben Starkey Kyes Peak NE (Kyes-Monte Cristo) Couloir, ski descent undocumented
2013 January 19 Scott McAllister, Forrest Thorniley Columbia Peak East Face (north side), ski descent undocumented
2013 February 10 Eduardo Blanchard, Eben Sargent, Seth Holton Copper Peak NW Couloir, ski descent undocumented
2013 February 10 Ryan Lurie, Dan Helmstadter, Eric Wehrly Mantis Peak North Couloir, ski descent undocumented
2013 March 9 Dan Helmstadter Three Fingers East Face Couloir, ski descent undocumented
2013 March 23-25 Forest McBrian, Erin Smart, Kurt Hicks Isolation Traverse Variation via "C1" couloir into McAllister Cirque undocumented
2013 March 25 Dan Helmstadter, Eric Wehrly Big Four Mtn North Face, ski descent undocumented
2013 March 30 Scott McAllister Bonanza Peak, SW Peak North ("Beowulf") Couloir, ski descent undocumented
2013 April 16 Andy Berner, Robert Hahn Sloan Peak NW Face/Gully, ski descent undocumented
2013 June 1-17 Jason Hummel, Kyle Miller "American Alps Traverse" Continuous ski traverse from Diablo to Glacier Peak undocumented

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