Ascent of Gannett Peak on 2014-07-27

Climber: Ben Still

Date:Sunday, July 27, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Gannett Peak
    Elevation:13804 ft / 4207 m

Ascent Trip Report

Great nine day trip to Wyoming to climb the three ultra prominent peaks Gannett Peak, Grand Teton and Cloud Peak with Dave Hart and Ross Noffsinger.

Arrived in Salt Lake City from Anchorage, AK around noon on July 25th. After a quick grocery store stop we were on our way to Pinedale and Elkhart Park to climb Gannett Peak. We had a quick dinner in Pinedale and drove up to the trail head to start the hike in. Starting at 8:30pm left us with about an hour of total time to get to a camp spot. We hiked in three miles and camped at 10,000 feet. The next morning we left at 8am and arrived into Titcomb basin around 2:30pm. We hung out here for the afternoon resting and getting ready for the climb tomorrow morning. We left at 4am climbed over Bonney Pass, dropped down onto the glacier and traversed over to the base of the peak. The bergshrund was almost nonexistent and we cruised up easy snow and rock to the summit by 9am. The route was in perfect condition! After over an hour on the summit we made the long trudge back up glacier and over Bonney Pass back to our camp arriving around 3:30pm. We thought about starting the hike out, but the heat of the day stopped us and we napped and ate the afternoon away. July 28th we started the hike out at 5:30am to avoid the heat of the day and made it back to Elkhart Park at 2pm. After a huge lunch in Pindale we drove to Jackson that afternoon for the next adventure.

A link to some photos
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:10104 ft / 3079 m
    Extra Gain:2800 ft / 853 m
    Trailhead:9300 ft / 2834 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Tent Camp

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