Mount Anderson/Eel Glacier

Trip

Basic Glacier Climb - Mount Anderson/Eel Glacier

The trip is offered to Olympia Mountaineers climbers. Those, who need a glacier climb for graduation will have a priority. The leaders were not in the area. This is going to be an 'exploring together' mission that will involve 6 miles bicycle approach, a long hike in, Anderson and Eel glaciers travel to reach the summit. 3 days (2 nights). The leader's permission is required. When messaging the leader, please describe your bicycle/show photo of the bike. It will be required to ride 12 miles (6 in and 6 out) over the trail with your stuff for 3 days. No slick thin road tires please.

  • Fri, Jul 26, 2024 — Sun, Jul 28, 2024
  • Olympia Backcountry Ski Committee
  • Climbing, Scrambling, Backpacking, Bikepacking
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 30.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 7,321 ft

We will travel from Olympia early morning on 7/26 or the night before (meeting in Brinnon or at the TH). Carpooling is preferred, we will discuss drive/ride options as we get closer to the trip. As well as the exact meeting time.

We should come back on Sunday, 7/28.

The trip is offered to Olympia Mountaineers climbers. Those, who need a glacier climb for graduation will have a priority.
The leader's permission is required. When messaging the leader, please describe your bicycle/show photo of the bike. It will be required to ride 12 miles (6 in and 6 out) over the trail with your stuff for 3 days. No slick thin road tires please.

Pack with rainy weather in mind on one hand, and a lot of walking on the other. Pack wisely. We will discuss group and personal gear closer to the trip.
We will deal with two glaciers. Anderson glacier and Eel glacier. Although Anderson is probably not a glacier anymore, Eel is still a valid one. We will not cut corners. Glacier gear is a must have. Aluminum crampons - OK.
Wilderness permits are required for overnight stays, the leader will contact the park for details in advance.

Useful details to explore:
https://www.summitpost.org/mount-anderson/152143
https://caltopo.com/map.html#ll=47.7119,-123.25467&z=13&b=mbt

Route/Place

Mount Anderson/Eel Glacier



  • USGS Mt Steel

    USGS The Brothers

    Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S

    Trails Illustrated Olympic National Park
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • Crampons
  • An ice axe
  • A sleeping bag rated to +32 degrees or colder
  • A sleeping pad
  • A back pack (for 3 days trip)
  • 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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