Ruth Mountain & Icy Peak Traverse


Basic Glacier Climb - Ruth Mountain & Icy Peak Traverse

Summit of Ruth/Icy Mentored climb for Annora Ayer

  • Thu, Jun 8, 2023 — Fri, Jun 9, 2023
  • Bellingham Climbing Committee
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Technical 2, Strenuous 3, Basic Glacier Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 16.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,500 ft

We will discuss this in the pre-trip email

Participants on this trip should be prepared to take part in the trip as full members, navigating, speaking up, and helping to make group decisions.

This is a mentored climb for Annora Ayer and all permission requests should be sent to  Include current conditioning in your request.   If your request doesn't include the relevant info, or it is obvious that you did not read this entirely, it will be ignored.  If you are a Basic student this year and this climb is before your crevasse rescue evaluations, you will not be allowed on this trip.


Ruth Mountain & Icy Peak Traverse

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    Green Trails Mount Baker Wilderness Climbing No. 13SX

    Green Trails North Cascades Ross Lake No. 16SX

    USGS Mt Sefrit

    USGS Mt Shuksan
  • 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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