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Basic Alpine Climb - Sahale Peak/Quien Sabe Glacier

Some crevasses, route pretty direct. Watch out for rock fall from Boston Peak. Good snow bridge to rock at center of the Boston Sahale Col. Recommend removing crampons if you're wearing them for scrambling on rock up to the traverse.

  • Road suitable for all vehicles
  • Trail extremely wet muddy up to Boston Basin and back down the Sahale Arm through Cascade Pass.

Cold, wet, whiteout conditions. Water and mud on trail up to Boston Basin. Some route-finding from the basin up to the base of the Quien Sabe Glacier, as whiteout forced us to use GPS to find the route. Some crevasses, route pretty direct. Watch out for rock fall from Boston Peak. Good snow bridge to rock at center of the Boston Sahale Col. Recommend removing crampons if you're wearing them for scrambling on rock up to the traverse. We used 5 pickets for the traverse. Set up a handline up to the summit pyramid. Summit block free of snow. Rappelled from summit block, roped up for decent down Sahale Glacier (also in whiteout conditions). A few moats and holes in the snow, otherwise pretty straightforward. Trail on the Sahale Arm down was really muddy and wet. Cascade Pass also muddy and wet. Climb was really slow-going (weather, many people on the summit), car to car 16.5 hours

 

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