Glacier Island Traverse

Trip

Basic Glacier Climb - Glacier Island Traverse

A grand ~3 mile glacier travel traverse on the western slopes of Mount Rainier with sweeping views of Success Cleaver and the Sunset Amphitheater.

Info
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  • Sat, Jun 24, 2017 — Sun, Jun 25, 2017
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Alpine Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 15.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,600 ft

TBD

Only for folks with substantial experience with long, strenuous trips and crampons.  Approach will depend on beta obtained from visit the area in the near future and could be from Emerald Ridge area or Success Cleaver/S. Puyallup Glacier.

Route/Place

Glacier Island 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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