Ascent of Mount Swineford on 2018-07-21

Climber: Ben Still

Date:Saturday, July 21, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Swineford
    Elevation:6841 ft / 2085 m

Ascent Trip Report

With Mike Miller, Dylan Miller and Makaila Olson

photos at the link below

Flew into the northern of the two Swineford Lakes via floatplane from Juneau. Bushwhacked up the very thick NW slopes camped at 3700 feet below the glacier. Continued up steep snow to avoid the lower icefall on the glacier and traversed onto the glacier at 5500 feet. Weaved around large crevasses linking snow bridges up to the summit ridge. Minor class 3 rock to get to the summit. Returned to camp early that afternoon and hung out in the sun and enjoyed the views. Back to the lake early the next morning for a pick up.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6241 ft / 1901 m
    Extra Gain:200 ft / 60 m
    Trailhead:1000 ft / 304 m
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack, Scramble, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Tent Camp

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