Trip

Basic Glacier Climb - Whitman Crest/Fryingpan Glacier

Strenuous one-day late season glacier climb.

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  • Sun, Oct 1, 2017
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 14.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,400 ft

Summerland Trailhead on Sunrise Road, MRNP.  Early start (i.e. at or before sunrise).

Sonja is the mentored leader and contact for this climb.

While no leader permission is required, participants are expected to be ready for the climb both from physical conditioning and technical capability.

Route/Place

Whitman Crest/Fryingpan Glacier


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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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