Glacier Peak Climber's Log

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olygtx06 - Oct 8, 2012 2:17 am Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2012

scramble  Sucess!

Climbed in four days via Disappointment Peak Cleaver scramble. Took two days for the approach. One day for the climb from camp at Glacier Gap. One day to go back to the car. Crampons were necessary to descend one of the snowfields past Glacier Gap. The views were very nice. I ate some huckleberries on the hike back to the pass. The weather was ideal. Very clear skies and warm temperatures.


tcingrum - Sep 19, 2012 9:05 pm

Glacier gap  Sucess!

Short trip from the gap. Great place to watch the sun go down.


kevinsa - Sep 17, 2012 9:44 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 1992

Glacier Peak  Sucess!

Did this one as a Mountaineer climb via the Kennedy Glacier.


Dundeel - Sep 10, 2012 9:28 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2012

Gerdine/Cool Route  Sucess!

Climbed with Dennis P.. Excellent weather. Had a great high camp at 7000 near the outlet of the basin west of Glacier Gap. I think EastKing passed by our camp. Some crevasses along route. Boot path crossed right over some. Saw a runner on Saturday who said he completed the roundtrip in about 13 hours!


WeatherMan - Aug 20, 2012 12:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2012

Sun, Sun, Sun, some snow, and Summit  Sucess!

Hottest weekend of the year in W WA, got to spend it above tree-line and on the snow climbing this beast. Long hike in, gorgeous vistas and open/green slopes, and a walk-up trip to the summit. Went up via the Gerdine Ridge/Cool Glacier route, with the entrance to the Cool starting to really open up, couple more weeks of warm and it would be a real challenge to cross. Great climb, one to remember. (Oh and F-18s buzzed the mountain daily on the trip, really cool to see).

Jesus Malverde

Jesus Malverde - Aug 17, 2012 10:57 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2012

Via Gerdine Ridge/Glacier>Upper Cool Glacier  Sucess!

S.Stephenson/B.Bongiovanni were right: get in there and climb this thing - an absolutely gorgeous area....Yikes! Only three left in Smoot's volcano book. Getting closer...Kriegsgefahr Zustand Tahomita!

Vic Hanson

Vic Hanson - Aug 16, 2012 7:57 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2012

August 2012 glaciers - 1  Sucess!

I joined my mountain mentor Smiley again this year for a climbing blitz in Washington and Oregon, great time on Glacier Peak, used ice axe but no crampons or rope. We scrambled up the rocky ridge to Disappointment Peak on the way up and came down Cool Glacier. Camped below Glacier Saddle the first night, returned back to the car after the summit on day 2. Perfect weather, nice snow conditions.


Coogrrr - Aug 8, 2012 3:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2012

The Beautiful and Long Climb  Sucess!

Being from Wenatchee, we decided to approch the mountain via the Little Wenatchee/Meander Meadows trail head. Lots of overgrowth on the trail up to the beginning of the meadow.
It was 15-16 miles to our base camp at the lower portion of the White Chuck Glacier. An early morning start had us at the base of the long snow field, below the Cool Glacier by 8AM. Warm temps and clear nights had keep the snow soft, allowing for optional use of crampons. The snow bridge at the top of the Cool Glacier was still in shape enough allow for easy passage. We reached the final hill and melted water at the base. Afterwards, we did find that water was still melting and available at the base of the last snow field, approx 300 feet below the summit. We reach the summit at 11:30AM and stayed there almost an hour to enjoy possible the best day of summer. The views were spectacular, the temps close to 65, and the wind almost totally absent.
It was 3 1/2 hours down to base camp, and 2 more to our final camp, close to the White Mountain trail junction. 5 1/2 more hours of fast treking out the next day, and lunch at the 59er Dinner.. Lots of smiles, some bumps and bruises, and a lasting memory of a great climb.


bellinghamclimber - Jul 30, 2012 2:02 am Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2012

Perfect conditions for a GP climb!  Sucess!

The N. Fork Sauk River road opened up last weekend, so we wasted no time getting out there for a summit bid. We arrived at the TH late on Friday night, and only hiked for a half hour before setting up camp. On Sat, we headed all the way to the summit, and then crashed just above Glacier Gap. Out the next day, with beautiful weather the whole time. A great outing!


PeakBeggar - Jul 20, 2012 2:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2012

South Ridge  Sucess!

~ 40 miles, 7 mile N. Fork Sauk road still closed although in perfect condition. Day 1 hike to White Pass (15 miles), Day 2 start at 5:40 am, made it to summit and back to camp about 4:30 pm, descended down to Mackinaw Shelter for Whiskey and a fire. Day 3 hike back ~ 12 miles to car, out by 2:30 p.m.

Chased off of summit by lightning storm that took all day to materialize in the east, made it back round trip from glacier gap in 5.5 hours


iquest4it - Jun 24, 2012 12:26 am Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2011

52 Mile Adventure   Sucess!

The road was shut down due to construction, which made an already epic hike in 12 miles longer. Went in via the White Chuck. The summit from the saddle had some interesting crevasses opening up. We ended up doing 52 miles round trip - quite an adventure coming down in a whiteout in August at night. Didn't see a sign of another human being for 3 days - awesome summit!


cdcscrambler - Feb 8, 2012 10:21 am Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2002

Sitkum Glacier  Sucess!

great climb, hardest part to me way the hike out. nothing too technical on this route.

setrent - Oct 20, 2011 11:18 pm

Frostbite Ridge  Sucess!

Carried over from North to South. The Frostbite Ridge route was varied and interesting, along with being remote uncrowded.


MMclimbhigh - Oct 7, 2011 1:46 am Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2005

Gerdine Ridge/Cool Glacier  Sucess!

Long hike in, but well worth it. Fun, mellow route


relic - Sep 18, 2011 10:53 am

Ski trip  Sucess!

One of the greatest weeks of my life. Solo hiked then skied into south side, lived out of a perfect basecamp for days, skied and climbed Glacier Peak, skied a loop around the Kololo Peaks, all in perfect weather.


zamora149 - Mar 18, 2011 1:57 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2010

Summit of Glacier Peak

One long walk! ...Near white pass, the day before the summit... we saw about 12 black bear!!! kinda scary! especially with only trekking poles as defense! Actually cleared two peaks... I forgot what the lower one is called?
We accomplished in one weekend... two days!!! back to work monday morning, just in time... not recommended! Visit

skyrider - Feb 1, 2011 4:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2010

Disappointment Cleaver  Sucess!

Carpooled to the Sauk River trailhead only to discover I had left my boots in Seattle. Borrowed the truck and made a mad dash for home while the others hiked on without me. Back at the trailhead by 1pm with 5000' and 13 miles under a baking sun to look forward to. Sprinted the approach in a record 7 hours. Summit day was cake and the glacier was in great condition. Definitely worth the hassle! I'm dreaming of a return trip.

Simon Styler

Simon Styler - Jan 12, 2011 1:09 am Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2010

Great Times!  Sucess!

I went up with Gimpilator on this trip, decided to repeat it to help assist Gimpilator with any route finding and such. We had fun, I should have had more sleep before the trip, but at least I got some good weather views.


ExcitableBoy - Dec 27, 2010 10:59 am

Sitkum Glacier  Sucess!

Long walk, cool summit.


BKW - Aug 23, 2010 6:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2010

Via NF Sauk  Sucess!

Brian Jenkin may have been referring to our group in the previous post as we were there the same day. (I'd like to think of myself as a robot, though I was definitely the slowest in that group). We summited in a 14 hour round trip from our base camp at White Pass, car-to-car in 2.5 days (43 hours). Not recommended. Luckily there were ample berries to snack on.

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