Summited the south peak in a long day. Lots of snow still on the entire ridge and summit made for some heady scrambling on mixed rock and steep snow. Would love to come back and have a go at the true north peak.
Climbed with Niles Woods
Something like 7000 ft of elevation gain to the south summit. Would like to return in the winter to do the north summit from the highway.
This was my second summit of Pioneer Peak, the first was four years ago in late June when a freak snow storm hit while attempting the summit. Beautiful clear weather all day.
hey man im in wasilla about to embark on an expedition that incorporates a summit attempt for Pioneer Peak. Wondering if you had any beta i could ascertain pertaining to the North Face and specific to this time of year
Climbed with my sister.
Climbed with Galen Johnston in summer 2010.
Climbed Pioneer Ridge with Ben Meyer in July 2004. Climbed the North Face with Danny in April 2006 through deep snow in 17 hours. Climbed the North Face with Rachad Reyes in April 2012 in hard snow conditions in 9 hours.