Glacier Peak/Disappointment Peak Cleaver


Basic Glacier Climb - Glacier Peak/Disappointment Peak Cleaver

Seattle Basic Climb and Glacier Travel Course STUDENTS have signup priority until end of day 5/16/2016.

  • Sat, Jun 25, 2016 — Mon, Jun 27, 2016
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 33.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 8,200 ft


Seattle Basic Climb and Glacier Travel Course STUDENTS have priority until end of day 5/16/2016. Students and Basic Graduates from other branches may sign up after 5/16/2016. Participants must be confident they have the fitness necessary to complete this 3-day climb carrying their personal overnight gear, personal climb gear, 3 days of food, and some group gear. Day 1 will be about 9-12 hours of hiking to reach camp. Overall elevation gain over 3 days will exceed 8,000 vertical feet. Moderate pace.

Registration opens online on Monday May 16 at 5:30 AM and closes on Monday June 20 at 8 PM. Leader permission is NOT required. NO EARLY SIGN UPS. Good Luck! Click Fast!  Please be available via email during the week prior to the climb to coordinate pre-climb logistics. If you sign up on the WAIT LIST and no longer intend to climb, PLEASE REMOVE YOURSELF FROM the wait-list so someone else can climb.


Glacier Peak/Disappointment Peak Cleaver

  • USGS Glacier Peak West

    USGS Glacier Peak East

    USGS Sloan Peak

    Green Trails Mountain Loop Highway No. 111SX

    Green Trails Glacier Peak No. 112

    Trails Illustrated Glacier Peak Wilderness
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountaineering boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • Crampons that fit the boots you will be wearing for this trip
  • An ice axe
  • A sleeping bag rated to +30 degrees or colder
  • A sleeping pad
  • A back pack (40 to 60 liters)
  • hero loop
  • foot and chest prussiks
  • 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
  • glacier sunglasses
  • 10 essentials
  • stove+pot+fuel
  • water filter/purification
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