Ascent of Mount Wrather in 1994-07

Climber: Ben Still

Date:July, 1994
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Wrather
    Elevation:5968 ft / 1819 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started at the West Glacier Trailhead in Juneau, Ak with my sister. Hike the 3+ miles up the trail to a rocky outcrop, gained the Mendenhall Glacier and crossed the glacier to the base of Mount Wrather. The lower slopes (1900-2400') of the peak are a little bit of an alder thrash, once above the brush there are beautiful alpine slopes to hike up. We camped at about 4500' due east of Sharks Fin (4784'). The Next morning we ascended the upper snow covered glacier negotiating large crevasses and snow bridges to the rocky summit pyramid. A fun fourth class exposed scramble to the summit is the final challenge. The views from the summit are awesome! We down climbed most of the rock and made one rappel back onto the glacier and followed our route of ascent back to the trailhead.

Photos at the link below:
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6200 ft / 1889 m
    Total Elevation Loss:300 ft / 91 m
    Grade/Class:Class 4, glacier tra
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Bivouac
    Weather:Pleasant, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:6200 ft / 1889 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 5900 ft / 1799 m; Extra: 300 ft / 91m
    Loss on way in:300 ft / 91 m
    Route:SW slopes
    Start Trailhead:West Glacier Trailhead  68 ft / 20 m
    Time:2 Days 
Descent Statistics

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