Basic Glacier Climb - Online Classroom


Basic Glacier Climb - Online Classroom

A virtual Climb of K2 and Winter Camping Discussion for the Englund SIG

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  • Mon, Apr 27, 2020
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Easy
  • High Point Elevation: 28,251 ft
  • Maximum Wind: 65 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 10 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 25 kts
  • Pace: Very Fast

I will be sending out a Zoom meeting request Monday afternoon.

The meeting time will be 7:00 pm (unless we change it).

Read the leader notes below.


I want to climb K2, but this will have to do for now.  Bonus points if you can guess where the picture above was taken.

This is a discussion group for the Englund SIG.

We will be discussing:

  1. Winter clothing options
  2. Sleep systems
  3. Winter Packable Shelters
  4. Winter stove options
  5. Snow travel (if time allows), i.e., what happens on a glacier climb

Have your questions ready-  Best practice would be to write them down so we don't overlook anything.

I will have a couple of PowerPoints for us to look at and discuss.


So that we’re all on the same page, your participation on this trip implies acceptance of the following – That you will be an engaged and contributing teammate to the discussion, decisions, and actions going forward.  

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • Crampons (depending on conditions)
  • An ice axe (not technical ice tools)
  • 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
  • Chock pick (nut tool)
  • Rescue pulley
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Belay gloves
  • Warm gloves or mittens
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