Snowfield Peak/Neve Glacier


Basic Glacier Climb - Snowfield Peak/Neve Glacier

Three-day climb of Snowfield Peak above Diablo Lake in North Cascades National Park.

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  • Sat, Aug 23, 2014 — Mon, Aug 25, 2014
  • Olympia Basic Alpine Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb, Technical 2, Strenuous 4
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 16.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 7,500 ft

5:30 am, Saturday, August 23, I-5/Martin Way park-n-ride.

I am opening up this climb to non-Olympia folks.  The approach is strenuous, so an early start Saturday is essential. Three days for this trip will avoid a marathon climb/hike out/ 4-hour drive home on Sunday. Option likely available for some trip members to go all the way out on Sunday.


Snowfield Peak/Neve Glacier

  • USGS Diablo Dam

    USGS Ross Dam

    Green Trails North Cascades Ross Lake No. 16SX

    Green Trails Diablo Dam No. 48
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • Crampons
  • An ice axe (not technical ice tools)
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Rescue pulley
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