Ascent of Mount Buckner on 2018-08-28

Climber: Iron Knee

Date:Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Mount Buckner
    Elevation:8142 ft / 2481 m

Ascent Trip Report

Attempted to summit Mount Buckner via the south route. Started hiking at 7:30 AM from Cascade Pass trailhead. Several people sleeping in their cars. I hiked the Sahale Trail all the way to just above the Sahale glacier where the Sahale mountain proper starts, this was my first mistake. I was supposed to get down to the Horseshoe basin way lower. I figured a gully on Sahale to the Daverport glacier couldn't be that bad; however, it was bad, lots of loose rock and exposed class 4/5 scrambling. The glacier it self has several huge crevasses but several bridges span them. I spent way too much time trying to get down to the glacier and the traverse on Horseshoe basin is a scree/loose rock mess so it was slow going. I turned around after realizing it was too late and I had no overnight gear. Final recommendation, don't do this gulley to get down to horseshoe basin.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Iron Knee
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