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West Crevasse Field
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West Crevasse Field

 
West Crevasse Field

Page Type: Route

Location: Alaska, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 60.49820°N / 148.91161°W

Object Title: West Crevasse Field

Route Type: Mountaineering

Season: Summer

Time Required: Expedition

Grade: III

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Created/Edited: Aug 18, 2008 / Aug 19, 2008

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Overview

 
Into the Mist
 
The expansive crevasse field on the peak offers some fun and tricky navigational challenges, as there are a number of large crevasses along the way to the summit. Roped travel is highly advisable and echelon travel will be required amongst the wider parallel crevasses.

Getting There

 
Seward B-6
 

Approaches from Ptarmigan Lake and Falls Creek are described on the main page. Note: The climb takes only a day, but the approach will take 2-3+. Plan accordingly.

Route Description

Approach the mountain from the south and head toward the west face. Ascend the mountain from the west crevasse field. Rope teams will have to travel in echelon to navigate amongst the wider parallel crevasses. Once near the summit, a small gully can be gained on the south side. Climb through the gully to gain the summit. The rock is very loose here, so use caution and be wary of rock fall.

Essential Gear

Bring standard glacier and crevasse rescue gear (including pickets and ice screws for rescue). Wands can be used for route marking and/or point-to-point navigation as whiteouts do occur.

Images

Into the MistLarge CrevasseRoped UpEncounter Peak