Penguin Peak Climber's Log

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chugach mtn boy - Sep 14, 2016 2:21 am Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2011

Regular Route  Sucess!

I've been on and around this mountain a few times; pictures used on the main page were taken on the above date or on a late summer climb in 2016.


Jen_G - Aug 19, 2015 3:11 am Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2015

Gird-Penguin Traverse  Sucess!

Nice ridgewalk. Started from Gird side and spent a long time bushwhacking before gaining ridge. It would be hard to find Abe's trail if you started at Penguin. Ridge was amazing! LOTS of ups/downs. Very thankful for patches of snow along the way to top off water.


Peakbug - Aug 26, 2013 10:50 pm Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2007

AK beauty

Lovely fall day with my husband, who joined me in AK after a work trip. Had gotten bad blister on the ascent, so my husband headed to the summit solo so I could save my feet for the way down. Steep and beautiful. Love AK.


climberben - Feb 8, 2013 5:53 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2001

Trail  Sucess!

Nice hike


guerinak - Dec 4, 2012 10:34 pm Date Climbed: Dec 5, 2012

Winter ascent  Sucess!

A nice chilly hike in 0 degree weather, but clear skies offered beautiful views!


Laron - Jul 12, 2012 2:52 pm

From Bird  Sucess!

I enjoy climbing this peak from Bird and up the west side of the mountain via a scree/snow face or via a rock rib.

It offers a part of a most excellent traverse either to or from Girdwood. I climbed it all the way to California Peak then bushwacked and swam out to the trail via California Creek to Girdwood.

Steve Gruhn - Oct 16, 2007 1:51 pm

Various  Sucess!

I first climbed this peak from the west-facing gully in June 1991. I repeated that route on July 1, 2003, July 18, 2004; August 1, 2006; and July 31, 2007.

I also climbed Penguin Peak from the east ridge from King Point on July 20, 2002, while traversing Penguin Ridge. The traverse of Penguin Ridge is pretty straightforward, but there is some scrambling near King Point.

And I climbed Penguin Peak from Penguin Lake on July 18, 2004. That was just a scree slog.


rkymtn - Oct 15, 2007 8:38 pm Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2007

West Slopes  Sucess!

I climbed this with my wife – it was her intro to AK peaks. There was light rain and occasional flurries up high, but it was a pretty nice day considering the time of year and location. The fall colors and light dusting of snow on nearby peaks made for great views despite overcast skies. The final ridge was a blast!

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