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Josh LewisGreat Times!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2010

Josh Lewis

I went up with Gimpilator on this trip, decided to repeat it to help assist Gimpilator with any route finding and such. We had fun, I should have had more sleep before the trip, but at least I got some good weather views.
Posted Jan 12, 2011 1:09 am

ExcitableBoySitkum Glacier  Sucess!


Long walk, cool summit.
Posted Dec 27, 2010 10:59 am

BKWVia NF Sauk  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2010


Brian Jenkin may have been referring to our group in the previous post as we were there the same day. (I'd like to think of myself as a robot, though I was definitely the slowest in that group). We summited in a 14 hour round trip from our base camp at White Pass, car-to-car in 2.5 days (43 hours). Not recommended. Luckily there were ample berries to snack on.
Posted Aug 23, 2010 6:40 pm

Brian JenkinsFinishing the List  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2010

Brian Jenkins

Finally got around to doing this one and finishing the list of Cascade Volcanoes (US). And very glad that I don't ever have to do this one again. Beautiful place, extremely beautiful, but quite the approach. I couldn't understand why there was a High Camp so close to the summit and only 5 miles further than the Low Camp. But that 5 miles is a alot of up and down and boulder hopping through the valley left by White Chuck. I'd recommend the 4 day climb versus the 3 day we did. (Although we ran into a group that I think did it in one push. I think they were robots though.) Will have to write a TR.
Posted Aug 23, 2010 12:14 pm

gimpilatorWA Volcanoes Complete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2010


Josh Lewis lead our team of 4 to the summit. He was familiar with the route and this was his second summit of the peak in July. With this climb I've completed the 5 Washington Stratovolcanoes. Highlights for me include doing a headstand and eating Red Vines on the summit and seeing marmots in a territorial dispute on the south slopes of White Mountain.
Posted Aug 1, 2010 9:50 am

RedwicWhat A Great Climb!!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2010


Went with Gimpilator, Jimbopo, and Josh. We had perfect summit day weather and conditions, although some crevasses were opening up during the descent. Camped at Glacier Gap the first night, and then camped near White Pass the second night (in anticipation of summiting two more peaks with another friend the following day). Overall, a great team and a great experience. This was my 26th WA CoHP... 2/3 of them all completed.
Posted Aug 1, 2010 2:39 am

Mike LewisGlacier Gap/Cool  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2010

Mike Lewis

Spent three days, climbing two other peaks on the way out. Great teamwork, weather and positive attitudes. F-18's, thunderstorms, withering glacier remnants (White-Chuck), mice trying (and failing) to steal food, and a pleasant surprise visit from a friend. One of the most difficult climbs I've ever done (in terms of hurting feet from approach/descent).
Posted Aug 1, 2010 1:56 am

SnowsloggerThird time's the charm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2003


Finally got up this one after being weathered off two previous times. Went up via Sitkum Glacier. A year or two after this the Kennedy Hot Springs and the White Chuck River trail got wiped out by a large mudslide. Glad I got to check out the springs while I could. My last volcano in Washington.
Posted Dec 28, 2009 12:07 am

RAdamsSitkum  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 1981


Passed many very wet climbers on the way in on Memorial day. It had been wet all weekend, but the forecast was promising. Camped at treeline so we could have a fire and dry out. Started clearing in evening and the climb was great. The wet snow was frozen in the morning and made perfect stairs. Previous attempts: Aug 1979 watched Persaid meteor showers the night before and started too late in morning, June 1980 foggy, July 1980 very close, best clear views.
Posted Nov 29, 2009 12:07 am

project360What a trip in a weekend...
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2006


Leading and loving life...
Posted Oct 14, 2009 11:59 pm

ericwillhiteTwo times...why?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 1996


First time was a solo from Boulder Basin, avoided cravasses by some strange variation I don't remember. Second time was with friend in white-out. http://www.willhiteweb.com/washington_climbing/darrington/glacier_peak_washington_428.htm
Posted Sep 3, 2009 3:24 am

rasgoatGreat place


We decided to approach from the south from White River/Indian Creek since all of the other standard approaches had road damage, it was an over twenty mile approach one way. One of our team members bonked at about 9000 feet. Me and the other member made it to the saddle between Disapointment Peak and Glacier Peak, at this time we decided to turn back for a few reasons, Our collective team experience, it was getting late, we were tired and had agreed to meeting back up with the other member of our team by a certain time. It was a great time though and I saw my first bear! on the PCT. Good stuff.
Posted Aug 11, 2009 10:32 am

sourstrawSummit via Glacier Gap  Sucess!


Terrific climb, perfect weather ... some of the most spectacular backcountry that I have ever seen!
Posted Jan 6, 2009 8:18 pm

nickmechWhite Chuck/Cool glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2005


Hiked in North Sauk river trail and camped close to White Chuck glacier with Norman. Had mountain to ourselves in good weather. Long trip with easy glacier travel.
Posted Dec 29, 2008 5:50 pm

Curtissimowith Magellan + Stephen Wilcox  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 1999


via the old Kennedy Hot Springs route (aka Sodoms sans Gomorrah hot spring box pour deux). had the summit to ourselves. watched marmots TEAR through our neighbors camp the day before (never interfere with nature! they should have buried their food)
Posted Dec 20, 2008 4:43 pm

joepaGlacier Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2005


Via White Chuck Glacier, Disappointment Peak. Descended Cool glacier. Low visibility on summit. Great trip.
Posted Aug 8, 2008 7:56 pm

Sierra Ledge Rat1978: White Chuck/Cool Glacier

Sierra Ledge Rat

My first real climb
Posted Jul 17, 2008 11:14 pm

Sierra Ledge Rat1987: Frostbite Ridge

Sierra Ledge Rat

Way cool alpine route
Posted Jul 17, 2008 11:13 pm

NormanGlacier Peak
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008


We stopped at Glacier Gap because of poor weather and low visibility. Boohoo. Next time. Hope the trip report helps others. Check it out.
Posted Jul 9, 2008 2:21 am

StumblingBearFirst Great Adventure  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 1972


After more than 10 days in the Glacier Peak Wilderness we crossed Buck Creek Pass and on down into the Suiattle River valley. We worked our way up a ridge overlooking the Chocolate Glacier. Camped just below snow line. Next morning got on glacier (Cool?) and practiced crevasse rescue by sliding down in one to a shelf about 30 feet down. We climbed to the summit without incident and prepared for the night on top. We had fire fighter's pads, thin closed cell foam. Behind rocks we laid our pads and rigged our plastic sheet tarp over us. I froze my but off all night. I put everything I had, extra clothing, pack etc under me trying to stay off the snow under me. The sunset and sunrise were very nice as were the city lights of Seattle. (Wasn't hard at all getting up before sunrise)Next day headed down White Chuck Glacier. On a steep section , Chip the guy in the center of the rope fell and did nothing to self arrest. I turned and dug in hard but it just pulled me off the slope. I fell aways and was really pissed and was ready this time and got him stopped. I looked to my right and next to me was the guy on the lead of the rope with Chip dangling on the rope below us. Just before he fell I had taken my gloves off for something so my knuckles were all skinned up but other than that all was well. We camped at the small lake at the foot of White Chuck Glacier which was almost covered with snow. The winter 71/72 was a record snowfall year which was only recently broken so we were on snow much of the time while in the Wilderness. There was a nice face of rock there so we decided to rock climb for a while before heading up to join the trail White Pass. From White pass we went on to Indian pass down the ridge on the SW side of the Sauk River. We finally bushwacked down to the Sauk and to the road there.
I am sure many of these places now have route names, names I did not know then, the gear we had would be looked at as junk now (wooden handled ice axes,helmets with cotton webbing suspension, plastic tarp for a tent)but its been a long time since I did this climb but it is still vivid in my memory and was a great adventure.
Posted May 21, 2008 10:41 pm

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