Basic Glacier Climb - Little Tahoma/East Shoulder

This is a TWO day Basic Glacier climb STARTS on June 13 and ENDS on June 14. Preference given to Tacoma Basic Students until June 6th

  • Wed, Jun 14, 2017
  • Tacoma Climbing Subcommittee
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3, Basic Glacier Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 17.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 7,200 ft

TBD. Details will be provided once group is established.   Carpool arrangements and locations will be set up prior to climb.  

Two day long and strenuous climb.  Must be in good physical condition. Reserved for Tacoma Basic Students that have passed their Hard Snow and Crevasse Rescue field trip prior to the climb. 

This climb starts on June 13th and ends on June 14.  

There is a mandatory climbing permit that must be purchased prior to the climb date.  The fee is $47.00 and purchased through Mount Rainier National Park.   Once obtained need to have on person during the two day climb.


Little Tahoma/East Shoulder

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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