Eldorado Peak/Inspiration Glacier


Basic Glacier Climb - Eldorado Peak/Inspiration Glacier

Planning for two days for this climb, but might squeeze it into one

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  • Thu, Sep 5, 2019 — Fri, Sep 6, 2019
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Moderate
  • Elevation Gain: 6,768 ft

If we do a two day climb we will plan to meet at the trailhead (or car pool lot) Thursday morning. If we push it to a one day climb, we will bivy the night before near the trailhead so we can get a super early start. If doing one day, would like to make week-of decision as to which day based on weather. 

Note: preference given for people who missed out on one of my trips cancelled due to weather (or other legit reasons). If anyone can go on Wednesday to pick up permits, include that in your email to me.

If we do it in one day, it will be long and strenuous; two days will be with heavier packs but a more relaxed trip. 


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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