Glacier Peak Climber's Log

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Snowslogger - Dec 28, 2009 12:07 am Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2003

Third time's the charm  Sucess!

Finally got up this one after being weathered off two previous times. Went up via Sitkum Glacier. A year or two after this the Kennedy Hot Springs and the White Chuck River trail got wiped out by a large mudslide. Glad I got to check out the springs while I could. My last volcano in Washington.


RAdams - Nov 29, 2009 12:07 am Date Climbed: May 26, 1981

Sitkum  Sucess!

Passed many very wet climbers on the way in on Memorial day. It had been wet all weekend, but the forecast was promising. Camped at treeline so we could have a fire and dry out. Started clearing in evening and the climb was great. The wet snow was frozen in the morning and made perfect stairs. Previous attempts: Aug 1979 watched Persaid meteor showers the night before and started too late in morning, June 1980 foggy, July 1980 very close, best clear views.


project360 - Oct 14, 2009 11:59 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2006

What a trip in a weekend...

Leading and loving life...


ericwillhite - Sep 3, 2009 3:24 am Date Climbed: Aug 21, 1996

Two times...why?  Sucess!

First time was a solo from Boulder Basin, avoided cravasses by some strange variation I don't remember. Second time was with friend in white-out.


rasgoat - Aug 11, 2009 10:32 am

Great place

We decided to approach from the south from White River/Indian Creek since all of the other standard approaches had road damage, it was an over twenty mile approach one way. One of our team members bonked at about 9000 feet. Me and the other member made it to the saddle between Disapointment Peak and Glacier Peak, at this time we decided to turn back for a few reasons, Our collective team experience, it was getting late, we were tired and had agreed to meeting back up with the other member of our team by a certain time. It was a great time though and I saw my first bear! on the PCT. Good stuff.


sourstraw - Jan 6, 2009 8:18 pm

Summit via Glacier Gap  Sucess!

Terrific climb, perfect weather ... some of the most spectacular backcountry that I have ever seen!


nickmech - Dec 29, 2008 5:50 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2005

White Chuck/Cool glacier  Sucess!

Hiked in North Sauk river trail and camped close to White Chuck glacier with Norman. Had mountain to ourselves in good weather. Long trip with easy glacier travel.


Curtissimo - Dec 20, 2008 4:43 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 1999

with Magellan + Stephen Wilcox  Sucess!

via the old Kennedy Hot Springs route (aka Sodoms sans Gomorrah hot spring box pour deux). had the summit to ourselves. watched marmots TEAR through our neighbors camp the day before (never interfere with nature! they should have buried their food)


joepa - Aug 8, 2008 7:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2005

Glacier Peak  Sucess!

Via White Chuck Glacier, Disappointment Peak. Descended Cool glacier. Low visibility on summit. Great trip.

Sierra Ledge Rat

Sierra Ledge Rat - Jul 17, 2008 11:14 pm

1978: White Chuck/Cool Glacier

My first real climb

Sierra Ledge Rat

Sierra Ledge Rat - Jul 17, 2008 11:13 pm

1987: Frostbite Ridge

Way cool alpine route


Norman - Jul 9, 2008 2:21 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008

Glacier Peak

We stopped at Glacier Gap because of poor weather and low visibility. Boohoo. Next time. Hope the trip report helps others. Check it out.


StumblingBear - May 21, 2008 10:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 1972

First Great Adventure  Sucess!

After more than 10 days in the Glacier Peak Wilderness we crossed Buck Creek Pass and on down into the Suiattle River valley. We worked our way up a ridge overlooking the Chocolate Glacier. Camped just below snow line. Next morning got on glacier (Cool?) and practiced crevasse rescue by sliding down in one to a shelf about 30 feet down. We climbed to the summit without incident and prepared for the night on top. We had fire fighter's pads, thin closed cell foam. Behind rocks we laid our pads and rigged our plastic sheet tarp over us. I froze my but off all night. I put everything I had, extra clothing, pack etc under me trying to stay off the snow under me. The sunset and sunrise were very nice as were the city lights of Seattle. (Wasn't hard at all getting up before sunrise)Next day headed down White Chuck Glacier. On a steep section , Chip the guy in the center of the rope fell and did nothing to self arrest. I turned and dug in hard but it just pulled me off the slope. I fell aways and was really pissed and was ready this time and got him stopped. I looked to my right and next to me was the guy on the lead of the rope with Chip dangling on the rope below us. Just before he fell I had taken my gloves off for something so my knuckles were all skinned up but other than that all was well. We camped at the small lake at the foot of White Chuck Glacier which was almost covered with snow. The winter 71/72 was a record snowfall year which was only recently broken so we were on snow much of the time while in the Wilderness. There was a nice face of rock there so we decided to rock climb for a while before heading up to join the trail White Pass. From White pass we went on to Indian pass down the ridge on the SW side of the Sauk River. We finally bushwacked down to the Sauk and to the road there.
I am sure many of these places now have route names, names I did not know then, the gear we had would be looked at as junk now (wooden handled ice axes,helmets with cotton webbing suspension, plastic tarp for a tent)but its been a long time since I did this climb but it is still vivid in my memory and was a great adventure.

Dan Winter

Dan Winter - Apr 29, 2008 2:11 am Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2003

Sitkum Glacier  Sucess!

Fun climb with the Mazamas. Hungry marmots raided my food at boulder basin. They even got my coffee/cocoa mix!!!


bmwboarder7 - Jan 15, 2008 11:29 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2007

East Side Climb

My buddy Rhane and I attempted the East side, as it looked like a fun challenge. It indeed was. After 16 miles the first day, up and over buck creek pass, we ended up staying at 4200' in a canyon at the foot of Chocolate glacier. The next day we hiked up the canyon, crisscrossing the glacial creek, and climbing up and up. Almost moon like with how little plant life there was in such a big area. We crossed several crevasse fields, and climbed one 30ft ice wall, which we later learned we could have avoided, but didn't know because of the foggy weather. We made it up within 100', but we were loosing daylight fast, and thought there was more scrambling up ahead of us from what we could see, so we turned around. Great trip, didn't see anyone out there for several days. Saw a good sized bear, an elk, deer and some ptarmigan too. We'll be back to finish it.


DBaker - Sep 17, 2007 6:36 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2007

Glacier Peak  Sucess!

Frostbite Ridge: Man the Approach sucks! Nice classic glacier travel (as one would expect). Remoteness is relaxing, if you like that kind of thing.


tacoturner - Aug 29, 2007 11:43 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2007

Route Climbed: White Chuck / Gerdine / Cool Glaciers Date Climbed: July 31, 2007  Sucess!

Summited on day 6 of a 31-day (actually, only 20 days in the North Cascades) NOLS Outdoor Educator course from our high camp at 8560' on the Cool Glacier. Came in from the N Fork of the Sauk, continued onward to Dome Peak and the Ptarmigan Traverse, then out via Mineral Park. Beautiful, incredible clear skies and pleasant temps for almost all of those 20 days...

Karl Helser

Karl Helser - Aug 28, 2007 12:52 am Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2007

White Chuck / Cool Glacier...  Sucess!

Perfect summit day weather. Long approach. Very interesting walking on what used to be under the White Chuck Glacier. Had Glacier Gap and the summit to ourselves. Water is still running through the camping area of Glacier Gap. We took four days giving us enough time to R&R along the way...


YEM - Aug 20, 2007 7:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2006

Cool Glacier

Mazama climb. A long but easy climb in good visibility. The short icefall was enjoyable. We were blasted by 3 fighter jets flying under the deck. Some of the best views around.


Pantilat - Jun 20, 2007 2:14 am

Via Whitechuck  Sucess!

One day ascent from NF Sauk via Whitechuck Basin

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