Basic Glacier Climb - Eldorado Peak/Inspiration Glacier

Trip

Basic Glacier Climb - Eldorado Peak/Inspiration Glacier

One day climb of a North Cascades classic. Priority given to Brown/Clitherow Basic SIG students prior to September 1 open registration date.

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  • Sat, Sep 14, 2019
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Moderate
  • Elevation Gain: 6,768 ft

Meet at the TH for a 5:00AM start.

Note:  for sign-up permission requests, be sure to email Paul Brown directly.  Sign-up requests sent to Rob Busack (or submitted through this website's form, which just get sent to Rob Busack,) will be ignored.

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Expect long day and late return.  Be ready physically and mentally.  Route may be icy - rope leads should bring ice screws in addition to pickets.

Route/Place

Eldorado Peak/Inspiration Glacier


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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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