Basic Glacier Climb - Whitman Crest/Fryingpan Glacier

Best view in all of the North Cascades. A beautiful approach, fun glacier, and a rock scramble + rappel to top it off.

  • Sat, Jul 14, 2018
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 14.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,400 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 mph

TBD- Plan on camping at trailhead camp on Friday night or getting up super early to meet the rest of the group at trailhead on Saturday.

Glacier climb for Catharine Killien's Glacier Travel SIG. 



Whitman Crest/Fryingpan Glacier

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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