Hyak Lake, Nordic Pass, Windy Pass & Mount Catherine


Winter Scramble - Mount Catherine

Christmas scramble of Mount Catherine from the Annette Lake TH. T3/S3

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  • Technical 3
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,000 ft
  • Pace: Moderate

I-90 exit 47, time TBD

Since this route starts at the Annette Lake TH, it is more strenuous than the more common Hyak route: 9 miles, 4000' gain.

Approximate route is here: https://caltopo.com/m/CQGU . We will be following the purple line to avoid a small section of avy terrain.


Hyak Lake, Nordic Pass, Windy Pass & Mount Catherine

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Crampons
  • Ice Axe
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Snowshoes
  • Microspikes (optional)

Check with leader for any additional group gear or required equipment specific to trip location

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