Eldorado Peak/Inspiration Glacier


Basic Glacier Climb - Eldorado Peak/Inspiration Glacier

Strenuous but well regarded basic glacier climb. We will see if the weather cooperates.

  • Sat, May 25, 2024 — Sun, May 26, 2024
  • Olympia Basic Alpine Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Challenging
  • Elevation Gain: 6,768 ft

This will be a mentored lead for Mr. Colin Pippin-Timco.  Please direct all correspondence about the climb to Colin.    cpippintimco@gmail.com

Priority for 2023 Olympia Basic Climbing Course students who need a glacier climb to graduate until May 19, 2024.

Please wait until Jan. 31, 2024 to request leader’s permission.

Please direct all correspondence about the climb to Colin at  cpippintimco@gmail.com.

Plans, logistics and other details will be sorted closer to the date of the climb.


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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