Ruth Mountain & Icy Peak Traverse

Trip

Basic Glacier Climb - Ruth Mountain & Icy Peak Traverse

A beautiful route to reach the summit of Ruth and Icy Peak in the Mount Baker area. Summit Ruth on first day and camp nearby and summit Icy the second day. We got the permit for Saturday and Sunday!

  • Sat, Jul 20, 2019 — Sun, Jul 21, 2019
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb, Strenuous 3, Technical 2, M2G Mountain 2 Glacier Ski
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 16.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,500 ft

TBA in trip plan email early in the week of the climb

We got permits for Saturday and Sunday.  Plan to sleep at the trail head Friday night.  Basic students are welcome to request permission after they passed their crevasse rescue evaluation.

Route/Place

Ruth Mountain & Icy Peak Traverse



  • Green Trails Mount Baker Wilderness Climbing No. 13S

    Green Trails Mt Shuksan No. 14

    USGS Mt Shuksan

    USGS Mt Sefrit
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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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