Mount Anderson/Eel Glacier


Basic Alpine Climb - Mount Anderson/Eel Glacier

Beautiful and strenuous 3 day trip of ~36 miles/~7000' to the hydrological center of the Olympic Peninsula.

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  • Fri, Jun 12, 2015 — Sun, Jun 14, 2015
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 36.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 7,000 ft

Arranged via email.

Leader permission required, but folks attending this trip as well as my Burroughs/Skyscraper scramble on June 6 automagically have this permission for both of these trips (folks not attending both need to email me for permission).  Mountain bikes will not be required between the cars and the Dosewallips Ranger Station.  The hike to (and returning from) our camp at Honeymoon Meadows will be together.


Mount Anderson/Eel Glacier

  • USGS Mt Steel

    USGS The Brothers

    Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S

    Trails Illustrated Olympic National Park
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • Crampons
  • An ice axe (not technical ice tools)
  • A back pack (40 to 60 liters)
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Chock pick (nut tool)
  • Rescue pulley
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Belay gloves
  • Warm gloves or mittens
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