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Ascent of Glacier Gap Peak on 2020-09-17

Climber: Tom Mullen

Others in Party:Sergey Lazutin
Date:Thursday, September 17, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Glacier Gap Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:7739 ft / 2358 m

Ascent Trip Report

Attempt on Glacier Peak. Started late at ~11:15AM from North Sauk TH on 9/16. Was doing well until switchbacks to gain White Pass when party member slowed causing party to slow further. We separated to try and make up time but I begin tiring as we approached White Pass. Decided to camp at White Pass and make long push next day. Awoke and was on trail by 6AM towards Glacier without slower party member. Made good time but as I had 2 broken ribs and some deconditioning from prior 2 weeks since accident, got to Glacier Gap camp around 9:40AM uncertain whether I would safely make it all the way to summit by 12PM, our turn around time. Decided to turn around but tagged Glacier Gap Peak instead. Made it back to White Pass camp by 2:15PM. In retrospect probably could have completed summit attempt but one will never know. Forecasted rain that night never came and conditions were smoky but better than expected. Hike out next day took 3:45h under mild conditions.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Tent Camp



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