Summit Mt. Shuksan

August 16, 1992 North Cascades National Park


Me on the summit of Mt. Shuksan in the North Cascades of Washington. Mt. Baker is in the background and is one of the five dormant volcanoes in Washington State.


Scanned from a 35mm negative using a Pentax PZ-10 camera, Pentax FA 28-80mm f/3.5-4.7 lens.

  • Matt Weldon 4y

    Mt. Shuksan Climb

    Sulphide Glacier and summit pyramid of Mt. Shuksan.
  • Matt Weldon 4y

    Mt. Shuksan Climb

    Me on the edge of the Sulphide Glacier.
  • Lights in my hometown 4y

    Whoa, what an awesome photograph! Look at that handsome man grinning and giving the thumbs up . . . and no wonder! Can't imagine how fantastic that must feel to be standing at the summit, having made that climb. It has to be emotional - I think I would be weeping, looking around at that magnificent view from that vantage point . . . but maybe guys don't do that stuff. : ) All three shots are incredible! Do you still climb, Matt?
  • Matt Weldon 4y

    Thanks Shari! I haven't climb since 2001 in Washington State the last time I was there. Health problems like 2 back surgeries, one a lower back fusion has kept me out of the spot light. And yes climbing will give you a emotional natural high, we guys physically just don't show it, HaHa.
  • Trains & Trails 4y

    Nice to see you. That looked fun. With my back problems I don't think I'd be able to something like that now either.
  • Marilou Lehmann 4y

    Amazing shots Matt! Must have been an absolute rush to make it to the summit and enjoy that view from the top!!! Thanks for sharing your adventure!
  • pieceoflace photography 4y

    Good morning Matt...nice series of pics and great shot of you with Mt. Baker in the background. It must have been quite the hike to the top...although the view looks worth it. I hope you are well and have a most pleasant weekend.
  • pieceoflace photography 4y the blue leotards you're wearing :-)
  • Matt Weldon 4y

    Nice to have you back Lacey and thanks for the comments! I was hoping that nobody would notice the leotards, HaHa. Actually they are special made long underwear to keep you warm even when wet. They don't hold much moisture and are super light weight, which was critical when climbing. Also it was the style in the 90's for outdoors enthusiast. Might have to do with the "Seattle Grunge" back in the 90's.
  • Bart Busschots 4y

    Very cool shot - that's quite the climb, no wonder you look happy :)

  • James Marvin Phelps 4y

    What an adventure, great shots!
  • eric niven 4y

    Brilliant photo !!!
  • Jacqui 4y

    Wow, what an incredible's a good thing you have such beautiful shots to keep forever, the view must have been fantastic!! (I think I'd plaster the pictures all over the wall!!)
  • Nicola Marini 4y

    wow ! What a place !
  • Dawn Woodhouse 4y

    fabulous location, looks like a good climb to get there
  • mambo1935 4y

  • BellaLago 4y

    Awesome shots!
    It looks like you're hitchin' a ride in that first one...
    Wow, that's a whole lotta incredible scenery!
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