Trip

Basic Glacier Climb - Whitman Crest/Fryingpan Glacier

One day strenuous glacier climb.

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  • Tue, Oct 10, 2017
  • Tacoma Climbing Subcommittee
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 14.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,400 ft

This is a Mentor Climb for Sue Shih.  Contact her for permission.

Will meet at the Fryingpan TH at 0500.  Will also set up carpool arrangements prior to the climb.  This will be a 14 hour day or more, so will start in the dark and return in the dark.  

 

 

This is a MENTOR climb for Sue Shih.  Please email her with permission and any questions.

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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