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Basic Glacier Climb - Little Tahoma/East Shoulder

Somewhat challenging basic glacier climb for basic alpine climbing students needing a glacier climb for course credit.

  • Sat, Jul 30, 2022 — Mon, Aug 1, 2022
  • Olympia Basic Alpine Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Strenuous 3, Technical 3, Snow Scramble, Basic Glacier Climb, Basic Rock Climb, Basic Alpine Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,700 ft

Detailed itinerary will be drafted by July 18th

As a basic glacier climb for course credit students should be prepared for all of the following:  Act as a peer with all trip participants, including trip leaders, and contribute to a fun and safe climb accordingly.  You may be asked at any time to take over navigation responsibilities; you will definitely carry some portion of the group gear, probably a rope so bring a pack that has extra room in it to the trailhead; you can expect feedback and instruction about the art of efficient roped travel; since safety and handling emergencies requires all hands we will travel within sight of each other at all times.  There will be multiple emails with mission critical information and updates right up to the night of the climb, so participants must ensure they have access to their email and be responsive to it.


Meany Crest

  • Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Trails Illustrated Mount Rainier National Park

    USGS Mt Rainier East
  • See full route/place details.
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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