Ascent of Glacier Peak on 2017-08-05

Climber: Miki K

Date:Saturday, August 5, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Glacier Peak
    Elevation:10520 ft / 3206 m

Ascent Trip Report

Solo. Car to Summit 12 hours with slow and steady pace. Started 5am on Sat. Reached summit at 5pm. Bivied at summit and came down on Sunday. Saw another solo climber who was aiming to do c2c in a day. Then 2 men who were also trying to go as far as they could. Via standard route on glacier. Crevasses were in good condition and visible. Easy to cross ice bridges without rope.
After having have done this, I truly honor my friends who did c2c in a day, including Evan.
I had altitude illness after an hour of reaching the summit. The illness persisted till the next day until I came down below 7000.
On Sunday morning, I started going down the summit block but needed to lay down on ground several times because I was having seizure-like symptoms (muscle tightness that radiated to neck, face and whole body and become non-mobile). The group of 4 came up around 7am and the leader offered to rope me up on glacier if I still struggle by the time they are back from the summit block. I thanked for their offer but managed to get down without their help. They are super kind and helpful. They already were having a hard push day to the summit, and still offered to help me out! Out in wilderness, their harts are jewels.
Gear: 30L Arcteryx pack, 40 degree sleeping quilt, mini air mattress, air pillow, down, hard shell top and bottom, extra long T, trail runner, boots, crampons, UL ice axe, helmet, Jetboil, InReach
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons

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