Ruth Mountain & Icy Peak Traverse

Trip

Basic Glacier Climb - Ruth Mountain & Icy Peak Traverse

Englund SIG Glacier Climb w/one spot open for a student in another SIG w/o a climb leader. One day climb - will take the best weather day.

Info
COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Fri, Sep 17, 2021 — Sat, Sep 18, 2021
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb, Technical 2, Strenuous 4
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 16.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,500 ft
  • Maximum Wind: 35 kts
  • Maximum Currents: 25 kts
  • Pace: 2.41 Km/h

One of the best places around

More information to follow

This is not an easy glacier climb this time of year (probably encounter blue ice at some point).

If you don't know how to effectively and efficiently self-arrest please DO NOT sign up for this climb

EXPECTATIONS

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.  

No personal emails - use this system

When asking for permission put the "Max. currents" listed in the information above in the email - or the request will be ignored

Route/Place

Ruth Mountain & Icy Peak Traverse



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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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