Trip

Basic Glacier Climb - Mount Olympus/Traverse

The exact route and timetable remains negotiable, but generally speaking we intend to traverse from Whiskey Bend to the Hoh River Ranger Station.

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  • Mon, Aug 4, 2014 — Sat, Aug 16, 2014
  • Tacoma Basic Alpine Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb
  • Challenging

Tacoma

Hello:

      Frank Crawford and I are looking for a few experienced individuals who would like to join us this August on a traverse from Whiskey Bend to the Hoh River Ranger Station.  The exact route and timetable remains negotiable, but generally speaking we intend to traverse from Whiskey Bend to the Hoh River over a period of about 6 or more days.  The weather, and which peaks we decide to climb along the way, will determine just exactly how long this will take.  At a minimum, I want to bag the east and middle peaks of Olympus. 

     In order to accommodate the weather, we intend to set aside the first two full weeks of August (August 2 – 16), and then schedule the traverse to take advantage of the best forecast.  Is your work schedule flexible enough to accommodate this?

    If you are interested, let me know.  We would prefer to keep the party in the order of four to six members.     

          Sincerely,

          Steve Townsend

                       (253) 565-7172

                                  swtownsend@yahoo.com 

Route/Place

Mount Olympus/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 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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