Ron and I passed over this saddle en-route across Harrison Glacier to a successful climb of Walton Mountain. On our return across Harrison Glacier our trekking poles, firmly lashed to our packs while were were using ice axes, were buzzing in a thunderstorm. It cleared briefly while we ascended to the saddle but retuned with a vengeance pinning us down for the night. Lightning nailed nearby summits, rock pummeled down and wind and rain made for an interesting night huddled near a cliff.
Climbed this in 02 (on the way to Walton) & 06 (on the aborted way to Walton) during a white out. We bailed when we reached this point and did not descend to the Harrison Glacier
due to lack of time attempt on walton was aborted.
even without a summit, the trip was well worth it. one of my best trips in the park. I would highly recomend it to anybody doing an overnight in gnp!
Hiked to saddle at 7853 and downclimbed to below Harrison Glacier before giving up on a day hike to Walton due to tremendous crevasses at foot of glacier and lack of gear
I never planned to be up there, but my brother and I got separated (my fault), and I had to look for him. My searching took me up to the Divide. I found my brother (later), and I found indescribable beauty, too.