Eldorado Peak/Inspiration Glacier


Basic Glacier Climb - Eldorado Peak/Inspiration Glacier

Glacier climb for the Seattle Intensive Basic community

  • Sat, Jun 22, 2024 — Sun, Jun 23, 2024
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Challenging
  • Elevation Gain: 6,768 ft

To be arranged by the climbing team.

Two day trip if leader is able to arrange for overnight permits, very strenuous one day trip otherwise. 

Leader permission required in order to manage registration.  Registration priority is as follows:

  1. 6/10 - 6/16 - Priority to current and former Seattle Intensive Basic students.
  2. 6/17 onward - I will add those who request leader permission and are well suited for the trip (conditioning, experience, expectations/goals, etc)

Please wait until registration opens before requesting leader permission.  I will ignore any requests submitted before 6/10.  

Rope leads - feel free to reach out at any time.


Eldorado Peak/Inspiration 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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