Solo climbing trip from the eastern approach. My first time in the Wind River Range. Epic scenery. Took the rock route to the left of the snow bridge due to "iffy" snow conditions. Alone on the summit at about 7:30 in the morning. Sunrise was legendary.
Solo climbed Gannett as an ultra training route for the Bear 100. Started at 11pm from Pole Creek. Didn't see a soul until 1pm the next day on my down climb when I ran into a group of young ladies from the mountain school in Lander doing glacier training on Dinwoody. Only one on top that day. 45 mile round trip in 20 hrs 21 mins. I was spent. Extra mileage due to poor trail marking just before Photographers Point and retracing the trail. No fun doing this alone in the dark... A beautiful day do be in The Winds!
Beautiful trip. My friend Andy and I made the trip in 3 days and were very lucky with weather, route finding, and snow conditions. The snow bridge collapsed a few days after we were there!! It's a brute but the view from the top is unreal.
Start from Scott Lake, Climbed via Northwest Shoulder, Descended Southwest Col. Great day!
It is a slog, but always worth it when you get to stand on Gannett.
We summited via Green river lakes trailhead-Tourist Creek-Scott lake basin-Southeast couloir-summit
Being this early into the season, my partner and I were a bit worried about the conditions. Alas the most part of the trail is wet, but the summit day was beautiful. One of the best summit pushes i have ever done. All out snow climb.
Started at 10:30 a.m. via the Pole Creek Trail. Photographers' Point is definitely a Kodak moment and makes a nice resting spot approximately five miles from the trailhead. Island Lake is postcard perfect. Only the big black mosquitoes ruined this paradise setting. Seeking refuge in my tent, I outwitted those blood-sucking insects and quickly squashed the few unlucky mosquitoes that foolishly followed inside. Only my tent's sheer nylon fabric protected me from the millions of mosquitoes bombing my tent like kamikaze pilots. My nylon fortress, however, would be defenseless against a grizzly bear's razor sharp claws and teeth. Billions and billions of stars lit up the night sky. I've never seen so many stars! Established second night's camp at Titcomb Basin. No skeeters here. Waking up at 2:00 a.m. to lightning over Bonney Pass, I postponed my summit attempt for a day. Joined up with a husband/wife duo on Bonney Pass at 3:00 a.m. the following morning. Together we summited and returned safety to Titcomb Basin. Worthy of a repeat.
Solo summit via Glacier Trail. Had great weather. Unforgettable experience.
We approached from Elkhart Park. The hike in was probably one of the prettiest hikes I have ever done hands down. The lakes are all so gorgeous and the wild flowers were out of this world. From Elkhart Park to Island Lake it took us 5.5 hrs. The hike is terrible at all. We did Fremont Peak the first day in 5 hrs from our high camp in Titcomb Basin and Gannet in 13 hrs. Descend the bergshrund later in the day is scary and should be avoided due to very very wet snow. Great day, but we were exhausted on the hike out. The bugs were terrible in the evening in Titcomb Basin. They weren't bad at all on the hike in.
Great climb in a spectacular area. Perfect weather during our 14 hour summit day from camp in upper Titcomb Basin. Gannett is a big mountain! Trip Report.
Long approach on glacier trail (which we chose because of the shorter summit day). We camped at Double Lake the first night (since no camping is allowed this summer at Star or Honeymoon Lakes due to blasting on the trail). A break in the weather allowed us to reach the summit from a high camp just outside the boulder field. No wind, beautiful weather (until the epic thunderstorm that rolled in later in the evening). The bergschrund is still 50% covered by a snow bridge.
A great climb from Titcomb basin. Steep snow but no bergschrund.
Just got back from an attempt up the West Couloir from Tourist Creek drainage and Green River Lakes. About 2 hours from the summit and a thunderstorm hit. We didn't have rope and didn't feel like climbing the class 4 section was smart in the rain. Will try again next year.
Climbed from the Elkhart Trailhead outside of Pinedale. It took us 67 hours.
Pics and details here: Gannett Peak
Climbed solo coming in from the northern Glacier Trail. I only saw a few NOLS groups coming out as I went in and no one was on the mountain or even at base camp for 2 days. The berg was collapsed with a firm bridge and a 8" vertical ice wall leading to a 60 degree snow pitch onto the Goose Neck, which was a little sketchy. The last NOLS group left a rope, but the pickets were melted out on my way up. I reset them on the way down though, which was helpful. The boulder fields on the approach were legendary.
8/4/2012 With Greg J
With Joe Bullough, Scott Wesemann, Jacob Moon. Started from Elkhart Park at 12:30AM Saturday, summit at 1:00 PM Saturday, back to car at 1:30 AM Sunday. 25 hours RT, 40+ miles, excellent conditions but got caught in a thunderstorm on the descent from the summit.
my Dad and I are doing Gannett from August 21 to 28, any reliable info from the past month, glacier trail in. Much love and thanks to anyone who responds!
Spectacular scenery. 15h50 car-to-car. Trip report.
Approached on Glacier Trail. Five days out. Followed by large bull moose through Big Meadows.