Second time I climbed this peak, the first being in 2008.
Great 2 night trip up and down from Lupine Meadows....views from the top were spectacular and made it worth all the hard work!
With dad & Mike Kerley
good fun. trail at 5 a.m.. happy hour at 6 p.m..
Climbed the southwest couloir of the Middle last week by myself. Lots of fun!
Climbed up and down the SW coulior. Nice route, especially if you stay on the sides of the coulior and avoid the loose rock.
Slept in The Meadows. Long rocky slog to the saddle from there, but following the southwest couloir from the saddle is extremely straightforward.
Excellent fall climb of the Middle Teton. Snow was still present at multiple points from the Meadows up to the saddle above Iceflow Lake.
The weather was absolutely perfect, calm even on top. A group of parachuters flew by less than 100 feet from the summit block while we were on top.
We also crossed paths with a bear on the switchbacks before entering Garnet Canyon. There is still disagreement in the group whether it was a black or grizzly bear.
Dayhike - dragged axe and crampons along, but no snow at all on the route!
Non-technical route, but very steep and loose toward the summit. Chilly breeze at the top, but great views of the Grand. 14 miles, 12 total hours.
8/17/12 Via North Ridge / Descent NW Couloir (Part of Grand Traverse)
Hike from Lupine Meadow TH, went up Southwest Couloir, conditions were great,some awesome views from top of this beautiful mountain.
Climbed Middle Teton via SW Couloir route on a day trip from Lupine Meadows TH. Nice hike, beautiful weather, incredible summit views!
Hiked up the SW Couloir in a thick pea soup from camp at the Meadows. Fog cleared quickly right as we got to the summit making for some incredible views. Quick jaunt up the South before heading back to camp and hiking out.
Hey guys, good to see you up there!
Yeah, you too Sen! We're gonna have to stop meeting in WY like this. Maybe we should just start coordinating our future trips up there and save some gas money :)
Got a late 8:30 start so I didn't make in time since rain was imminent. There was more snow crossing than I expected and my approach shoe footwear made it slow going. Crampons would have made crossing the snowfields faster and safer. Had to self-belay with my ice axe a couple of times.
One of the best experiences of my life.
Lovely day, highest altitude I've ever been. Saw a butterfly float by at the summit. Wonderful views.
incredible views, incredible scenery..