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Iron Peak & Teanaway Peak

This trip was originally supposed to be Hannegan Peak, but it looked like there would be several feet of unconsolidated snow there, so I relocated the trip. It turned out to be a very pleasant scramble. We started up the trail from DeRoux CG until it was too hard to follow in the snow, then worked our way up to the pass, and continued on to Iron Peak. The weather to that point was a mixture of sun and clouds, but from the time we reached the pass, to the time we were heading down we could see all of the Stuart range except for the upper portion of Stuart itself. From Iron we descended toward the pass with a short rather slow glissade for part of it, and then found a slope toward the east where we did some arrest practice. We then went back to the pass and started up Teanaway Peak, eventually reaching a fairly steep snow finger. At the top of the finger, I decided that the exposed awkward transition from snow to rock was not reasonable to expect the students to do on what was for most of them their first scramble. We all backed down the finger, which was another good experience for the students, and descended to the cars.