Basic Glacier Climb - Eldorado Peak/Inspiration Glacier

Trip

Basic Glacier Climb - Eldorado Peak/Inspiration Glacier

Mentored lead for Chris Swarthout. Please refer to the updated leader's notes.

Info
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  • Fri, Sep 11, 2020 — Sat, Sep 12, 2020
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 6.95 nm
  • Elevation Gain: 6,768 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 8,876 ft
  • Maximum Wind: 45 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 400 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 25 kts
  • Pace: 3.21 Km/h

To be arranged by the team.

Leader permission required- you will need to put the max current listed for this climb in the subject line of your email, let me know what your conditioning this summer, and why you want to be on this climb and other relative information.  Please direct leader permission requests to Chris Swarthout.

EXPECTATIONS

So that we’re all on the same page, your participation on this trip implies acceptance of the following – That you will be an engaged and contributing teammate to the discussion, decisions, and actions going forward.  You all will have go-do actions and assignments.

All participants should be very familiar with the route. Look for information on the Mountaineers site, PeakBagger, Summit Post, Mountain Project, and Super Topo, WTA, and guide books.

Route/Place

Eldorado Peak/Inspiration 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 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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