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Snowman of AnnapurnaBeautiful Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2015

Snowman of Annapurna

Probably the most gorgeous mountain I have been on.
Posted Jan 31, 2017 6:52 pm

Karl HelserSE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2016

Karl Helser

Fun alpine scramble.... Straight forward route finding. We had perfect weather. Camped at Peggy's Pond. 5.5 hours camp to camp.
Posted Aug 8, 2016 5:14 pm

awilsondcSE ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2015


Amazing! I took the advice of many and did this one as an over nighter. I hiked up past Peggy's Pond passing several open campsites, up over a small ridge and down into a valley where I crossed Hyas creek and camped up on a ridge near three small tarns at the bottom of the Hyas creek glacier valley. Summited the first day with perfect conditions and great visibility and had an amazing camp that night. No people within sight and NO BUGS! I think the freeze the week before killed them, but I didn't even see a mosquito. Trip report HERE!
Posted Sep 14, 2015 11:37 pm

kevinsaSE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2015


Wanted to try to get home before west side traffic, so I blasted up to 7000' in trail runners. Took the 'low option' off the ridge crest at 7130' (N47 33.414 W121 09.979). To me, this looks like a much better option than staying on the ridge crest (at least in late season). Was almost all class 1 + 2 for the route, with just a couple moves of low-exposure class 3. Never had to touch the ice axe. Awesome views, most of the forest fire smoke is cleared out. 3hr 15min up, 2hr 25min down.
Posted Aug 28, 2015 11:34 am

Fairley8Daniel Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2015


Camped at Pea Soup Lake with great views of the Lynch Glacier. It was too late in the season to access the glacier so we opted to climb the Daniel Glacier. No need to rope up as the glacier was in great shape and low angle. Most beautiful wilderness I've seen.
Posted Jul 20, 2015 9:29 pm

ArkitektFinally got it!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2014


I have tried to get this one 3 times. Each time failing in poor weather conditions and lack of desire to snag this peak without nice views. Finally I got the opportunity.

I would absolutely suggest camping the 14 miles round trip are pretty tough and although it could probably be done in a day. The 2 day trek is much nicer and Peggy's pond is a great place to camp.
Posted Sep 15, 2014 6:30 pm

TheBootfitterDeviated from plan...   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2014


Planned to make it to the west peak by crossing the ridge to the east of the East peak and gaining the Daniel glacier, but we gained the ridge a bit too high for easy access. Dropped below the south side of East Peak and followed climber's trail up. Socked in by fog and didn't realize there was a non-glaciated route from there to West Peak. Still a fun day. Very buggy at Peggy's Pond.
Posted Aug 18, 2014 3:51 am

NSchweigerSE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2013
Just stayed along the South Spine. It was pretty simple. I didn't hit the glacier cause I didn't have crampons. Did it in one day. If I did it again, I'd hike to Peggy's pond, camp and do the mountain the next day.
Posted Aug 11, 2014 2:56 pm

MattDurkeeWest, Middle and East  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2003


Sat. in August 2003. Up the SE ridge and down Hyas Glacier. Raced some guy to the car.
Posted Jun 8, 2014 3:05 pm

Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2001


Pretty area, took three days camping around and learning the basics of snow climbing and crevasse rescue on a mountaineering course.
Posted Apr 9, 2014 12:22 am

HotfeetHyas Glacier
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2013


Great climb! We were soaked with rain then it turned to snow! Very slow with fresh snow and poor visibility. We turned back due to the storm settling in. Just below the East Summit.
Posted Sep 23, 2013 12:34 am

BKWSE Ridge Whiteout  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2013


We only had one day and the forecast left room to hope. We had great views all the way to Peggy's Pond. By the time we were on the SE ridge visibility was 50 yards or less. We found our way all the way to the main summit hoping the weather would break. It didn't. On the way down we had some route finding issues. This one ended up a long and thankless day hike.
Posted Sep 8, 2013 11:58 pm

ernestssonA Little Too Warm
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2013


Barely made it to the trailhead, bucked a fallen tree on the road with a small handsaw and axe. Snow at the trailhead, then consistent partway up to Squaw Lake. Kept getting off the trail and back on, camped the night at Peggy's Pond.
Got going by 3:20am but was on-and-off whiteout and kept sprinkling on us, so turned back at the ridge below East Summit (~7200') because of miserable conditions for the ascent and fear of worsening snow conditions for safely descending (evidence of small avalanches recently) and miserable exit.
Posted Jun 11, 2013 1:22 am

ernestssonGreat First Glacier Climb  Sucess!


Overnight at Peggy's Pond then middle summit via Hyas Glacier, over the ridge below the East Summit and over the top of Daniels Glacier. My first time roping up for glacier travel, two man team.
Posted Jun 11, 2013 1:19 am

tcingrumLynch carryover  Sucess!


Very hot with deep snow. nice scenery.
Posted Sep 18, 2012 9:15 am

Brian JenkinsMissing Volcano  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2012

Brian Jenkins

Been wanting to fill this one in for years on the map. Climbed with Jim and Luna. Bugs were not maddening but they were very annoying. Drove up Saturday morning, had lunch at the Roslyn Cafe, hiked in mid afternoon after a short detour to retrieve Jim's backpack that had fallen 150 feet down a cliff on the traverse to Peggy's Pond (bane of old school external frame packs). Slept well under the Milky Way which apparently there is some debate now if we really are part of? Started out early and made the SE Ridge quickly. Jim and Luna decided to stay behind on the ridge while I hopped up to East Peak (the thin scree traverse over reminded me I was on a volcano) and then over to the West Peak in a cold wind. Signed the summit register and headed back. Saw 3 other climbers doing East Peak that must have come up from one of the glacier routes. Got a little far right on the descent and had to climb heather slopes to get back on track. Luna didn't care much or the dusty hike out and she slept soundly in the back of the car on the drive back to Portland. Excellent time on my annual birthday climb. Thanks Jim for going old school again and secretly bringing in Hostess Ding Dongs to celebrate.
Posted Aug 27, 2012 1:48 pm

Jake RobinsonSoutheast ridge scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2012

Jake Robinson

Did this in two days. A great trip but the bugs were pretty bad at Peggy's Pond.
Posted Aug 21, 2012 3:41 pm

ClimberCrabsEast Peak from Peggys Pond  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2009


Made it to the East Peak from a camp at the only dry spot at Peggy's Pond. Snow the whole way with signs of huge slab avalanches on the north slope of the south side of the valley. Nice climb but I'd like to come back and tag the other two peaks of Daniel.
Posted Jul 17, 2012 8:29 pm

Josh LewisHot Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2011

Josh Lewis

Finally it reaches over 80 degrees in the North West this summer today, unfortunately it was when I was climbing this mountain. But non the less I had a great time with clear views.
Posted Aug 21, 2011 12:31 am

ExcitableBoyLong time ago  Sucess!


With my brother.
Posted Dec 28, 2010 9:17 am

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