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Ascent of Glacier Peak on 2016-07-31

Climber: Fred Newman

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, July 31, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Glacier Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:10520 ft / 3206 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started hiking from Sulphur Creek TH around 9 pm Friday night. Walked for a couple of hours and bivied in a clearing by the trail.

7 am to 3 pm worked my way up to my next bivy spot. Continued on the trail to PCT SB which I stayed on until 5800' in the bowl north of pt7195. Worked up to the saddle and picked out a spot around 6600' just east of pt7195.

Moving by 5 am Sunday, easy glacier hike over to Frostbite Ridge. Up the ridge mostly on snow. Some brief scrambling above 10k. Steep snow climb up the north face just below the summit, topped out at 9 am. Reversed the route, picked up my things by 12. Long trudge back to the car by 9:30 pm. On the way down the PCT around 4500' I was nearly brained by a log across the trail which I didn't see because I was wearing a visor and looking down.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:9000 ft / 2743 m
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground, Scramble, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons
    Nights Spent:2 nights away from roads
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:9000 ft / 2743 m
    Route:Frostbite Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Sulphur Creek  1520 ft / 463 m
Descent Statistics



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