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skills practice on Hood?

Postby kylenicolls » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:20 am

Whats a good glacier to practice ice climbing, haul systems and crevasse rescue on at Hood? The White River is pretty accessible and I read is good later in the summer, which seems to be near. I would expect the other good option is the Emmons, I've never been to that side of the mountain, so I do not know the accessibility.

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Re: skills practice on Hood?

Postby kylenicolls » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:38 am

Thanks, I will look into that. Appreciated.
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Re: skills practice on Hood?

Postby Ben Beckerich » Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:25 am

I've never cragged the Eliot, but I have monkey'd around on the WRG icefall- big pluses for being a 20 minute walk from micro brew on tap and hot food. And the car.
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Re: skills practice on Hood?

Postby kylenicolls » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:04 am

I'm guessing WRG is White River Glacier and 20 minutes is from Timberline? I was under the impression it was a few hours. Considering the lodge is at 5500 and the glacier doesn't really hit until 8k or so. May be wrong, haven't been near the lower region of it.
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Re: skills practice on Hood?

Postby Ben Beckerich » Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:07 pm

The lodge is more like 5,900'. Going up will probably take an hour and a half at a moderate pace. Coming back down- OK, most guys probably aren't gonna do it in 30 (I meant to write 30 above)... maybe 45?

You can ride the lift up, too, if you're just ice cragging.
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Re: skills practice on Hood?

Postby kylenicolls » Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:30 pm

Ok, cool. THanks for the info.
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