Dark Peak/Dark Glacier


Basic Glacier Climb - Dark Peak/Dark Glacier

Choose your own adventure. Bring your gardening gloves.

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  • Sat, Jul 1, 2017 — Tue, Jul 4, 2017
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 28.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,800 ft

by email

 Sorry, no students on this trip.  We might summit on day 2, depending on weather forecast. Please contact leader for permission to register.

Day 1: Drive to Field's Point Landing; Lady of the Lake ferry to Stehekin; Bus or local transportation to High Bridge TH; Hike to Swamp Creek.

Day 2: Swamp Creek to Upper Basin

Day 3: Summit Day, pack up and return to Swamp Creek camp

Day 4: Bus or local transportation from High Bridge TH to Stehekin; Lady of the Lake to Field's Point Landing. Drive home.


Dark Peak/Dark Glacier

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 +30 degrees or colder
  • A sleeping pad
  • A back pack (40 to 60 liters)
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • Teas Prussiks, Hero Loop
  • 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 rain pants
  • Warm gloves 
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