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Basic Alpine Climb - Whitman Crest/Fryingpan Glacier

A two day climb of Whitman Crest with snow camp slightly above Meany Crest.

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  • Sat, Sep 27, 2014 — Sun, Sep 28, 2014
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 22.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,400 ft

White River Ranger Station at Mount Rainier National Park inside East Entrance on the road to Sunrise.  Time 7:30 AM.  Be sure to allow 2 full hours of driving time from central Seattle. You do not have time to buy gas in that 2 hours.

SELF- REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN TO ANY BASIC STUDENT OR GRAD OR INTERMEDIATE ROPE LEADER THROUGH 3 PM TODAY 9-25-14   (John Ohlson)  YOU DO NOT NEED LEADER PERMISSION

John Ohlson is Primary Leader of Record.  Gene Yore is Co-Leader of Record.  Rob Busack is Mentored Leader of this climb.  All participant contact will be with Rob, starting approximately 10 PM September 24, 2014.

This cimb is Leader Permission only and is structured for Basic students who do not yet have a Basic Glacier Climb.  These students will be entered into the roster by the Leader of Record.  Once entered, students may access their registration if change is necessary.  When registration opens, any Basic student or Basic Grad may sign up if there still is space on the climb or waitlist.

Each rope team should have some ice screws and pickets as determined by the Mentored Leader.

Route/Place

Whitman Crest/Fryingpan Glacier


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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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