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Mt Gannett


lanikisik

Posted by lanikisik on Apr 2, 2013
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Activity Details

Dates: Jul 25, 2013 through Aug 10, 2013
City or Place: Gannett Peak
Skill Level: Advanced
Categories: Hiking, Mountaineering
Partner Status: Want Partners

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Greetings, I am looking for the partners to hike in Wind River Range and climb Mt Gannett. I live in Bend, Oregon and want to find someone who can share gas expenses to drive there and back. I plan to travel around 25th of July thru 10th of August

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mueller22031Gannett this summer

mueller22031

Right now I have a couple of people interested around July 4-10. Waiting to find out if they they have confirmed their plans. I am a little bit leery of going that early due to the possibility of lots of snow still on the summit. Any insight into average snow conditions that early in the season? Which route would you be looking at for Gannett and how many days would you be budgeting. When you say "run" are you serious about running it? It is only about 7 miles +-. Will this be your first ascent of Gannett or Borah?

I would be open to making a second trip if I try with the other people and we are unsuccessful.

Last summer I tried Hood and Rainier and was turned back on both due to weather. Still have to get back there to do those again. An old boss retired to Bend and is now mountain biking to his hearts content.

Regards,
Reid
Posted Apr 3, 2013 10:56 pm

lanikisikRe: Gannett this summer

lanikisik

Greetings Reid,
Thank you for your reply and sorry with an answer delay. It is busy time for me. About Mt Gannett…. My coworker hikes and climbs in Wind River Range every year for the last 8 years (this is the first year when he is not going). In June and July there still much snow, lakes are under the ice and the most important the biggest amount of mosquitoes in the low 48 states. From the middle of August number of mosquitoes is decreasing, yet snow melts on the route and climb is getting more difficult and dangerous via rock falls. He told that the best time is exactly 25th of July-10 of August and I trust him. Especially I am videographer and I always wait for the more ideal conditions. I serious plan to go this year. I was planning to visit this place last year with my coworker, yet my wife was sick a whole summer (she actually is sick for the last 10 years), yet this year she feels muuuuuch better and I have a strong hope to go. Second circumstance is money. I just lost my second job and I will not find money for a whole travel without a partner. Regarding the route, the most interesting route is from South-West through the lakes, pass and then climbing peak. Duration – something between 7 and 9 days.
Regarding Borah, I was climbing this peak with half meter of the fresh snow and with 15 kg of photo/video equipment. It was an adventure. However in good dry condition this peak is very easy. You can look at my video regarding that climb here: https://vimeo.com/album/255028/video/10209046
If you still interested give me a call, work 541-383-7278, cell (after 17:00 PCT 541-633-6463) and we can discuss. If I am going I still need to talk to my wife.
Posted Apr 5, 2013 1:13 am

WyomingSummitsGannett

WyomingSummits

The most popular route is Titcomb Basin over Bonney Pass and Gooseneck Glacier. This route is 44 miles round trip. Gannet is THE most remote highpoint in the lower 48. Due to weather, plan on 4 days if you aren't going to do the 22 mile approach in one day.
Posted Apr 11, 2013 11:38 pm

rogerrootscount me in

rogerroots

I'm in Livingston, Montana, not too far from the Wind Rivers. I backpacked in Titcomb Basin last year and climbed up to take a look at Gannett. It is a beast from that approach. But I'd give it a try. Yes it is a long hike in. I think it could be done in 3 days, however. rogerroots@msn.com or 406-224-1135. I could drive down to meet you in Jackson Hole. I do agree with Ried that early July will have LOTS of snow on Gannett.
Posted Jun 4, 2013 1:01 am

 
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