Snowfield Peak/Neve Glacier


Basic Glacier Climb - Snowfield Peak/Neve Glacier

This is a return trip to summit Snowfield Peak members of the first trip will be allowed to sign up first, others may request permission to join beginning July 14th. The first trip was turned around because of bad weather and poor snow conditions on the summit block.

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  • Sat, Jul 22, 2017 — Sun, Jul 23, 2017
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb, Technical 2, Strenuous 4
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 16.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 8,500 ft

We will meet at the Ashway Park&ride on Saturday July 22 at 6 a.m. to carpool to the Marblemount Ranger Station to obtain a permit. 

The approach for this climb is a long and steep hike up a rough climbers trail.  The campsite above the lake has a incredible view.  The two glaciers that have to be crossed are large and very scenic and very simple to navigate.  The summit block is a scramble with some loose rock and some exposure.  This is a very strenuous climb due to the approach. Additional details will be emailed out to the group the Tuesday before the climb.


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)
  • 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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