21-July-2005: the snout of...

21-July-2005: the snout of the Inter Glacier, from around 7000' (approach to the Emmons route). The park service informed us that at this point in this season it was wise to rope up for the Inter, since it was starting to break up - there were small crevasses even on this slope and some larger ones further up. The gray stuff on the left and center was mostly bare ice - better to avoid it and stay to the right where there is more snow.


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ClimbingRandy - Oct 24, 2009 9:54 pm - Hasn't voted

Very Icy

My group encountered bare ice for most of Inter Glacier this past September. We actually felt the Inter Glacier may have been the most dangerous part of the climb.


rhyang - Oct 26, 2009 10:32 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Very Icy

The snow cover accumulated on a glacier over the winter tends to melt off during the course of the summer, exposing the ice underneath later in the season.

The year we went up to do the Emmons there were some pretty decent-sized crevasses showing on the Inter glacier.

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