Dark Peak/Dark Glacier


Basic Glacier Climb - Dark Peak/Dark Glacier

An all women's climb of a remote peak. Best 4 days or maybe 3.

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  • Fri, Jun 19, 2020 — Tue, Jun 23, 2020
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 28.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,800 ft

We will need to take the Lady of the Lake Boat to Stehekin.  Our trip will need to revolve around its departure times.

My preference is to do this in 4 days, but we will do in 3 if weather dictates such. 

Four day itinerary

Day 1: Swamp Creek 

Day 2: Upper Basin 

Day 3: Swamp Creek

Day 4: Out

A 3 day trip would have us camping at Swamp Creek both nights with 1 very long summit day.  We may still do this if the group is very strong.

More info to be sent to participants.

I have this posted as 6, but may increase to 9 depending on  experience of the group.


Dark Peak/Dark Glacier

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 sleeping bag rated to +20 degrees or colder
  • A sleeping pad
  • 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
  • Rescue pulley
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Warm gloves or mittens
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