Dark Peak/Dark Glacier


Basic Glacier Climb - Dark Peak/Dark Glacier

A 3-day climb of Dark Peak.

  • Fri, Jun 20, 2025 — Sun, Jun 22, 2025
  • Tacoma Basic Alpine Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 28.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,800 ft


Priority for Tacoma Branch until May 1st.

Excellent fitness is a must for this strenuous, but rewarding glacier climb.

When contacting the leader, please provide some details on this season's training and any long hikes or approaches you've done in the past. Depending on interest, conditioner hikes could be scheduled in April/May if you haven't been able to complete one prior to sign-up.


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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