Whitehorse Mountain/Northwest Shoulder

Trip

Basic Alpine Climb - Whitehorse Mountain/Northwest Shoulder

One day climb of Whitehorse

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  • Basic Alpine Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 7,000 ft

Whitehorse trailhead for car camping on Sat evening.

Early season attempt at Whitehorse (conditions dependent if weather and avi forecast look good).  Car camp at trailhead required on Sat night.  Alpine start on Sun morning.   Must be in good condition for a 7000ft gain day.    Not for current year 2017 basic students.

Route/Place

Whitehorse Mountain/Northwest Shoulder


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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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