Ascent of Glacier Peak on 2015-07-04

Climber: Kristian Kalsing

Others in Party:Ida Vincent
Aditya Sankar -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Saturday, July 4, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Carpool
Peak:Glacier Peak
    Elevation:10520 ft / 3206 m

Ascent Trip Report

Mountaineers SIG of 12. 3 days, 2 nights.

TH to camp: 7:40
Camp to summit: 5:50
Summit time: 0:25
Summit to camp: 3:35
Camp to TH: 6:00

Busy 4th of July weekend with 15-20 separate parties on the route. No traffic issues though.
Camped in White Chuck Glacier Basin. Plenty of snow free campsites and running water.
Left camp on summit day at 4 am. Many parties were leaving around this time. With the warm weather the snow was soft and we did not need crampons until halfway up the Cool Glacier where we roped up shortly after (see waypoints on GPS track).
The few crevasses were easily avoided. Main concern was when turning left around Disappointment Peak on the Cool Glacier. We saw one person stepping through a small snow bridge with one leg. Will get trickier as it melts out, but the crevasses here are quite narrow.
When we were back on the Disappointment Peak Cleaver we left our ropes and harnesses behind. The scramble to the summit was straightforward. It is also worth taking the 10-15 minutes to tag Disappointment Peak from this point. Gorgeous views.
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Route from camp at White Chuck Glacier Basin to Glacier Gap (2015-07-04). Photo by Kristian Kalsing.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:11572 ft / 3526 m
    Extra Gain:1589 ft / 484 m
    Round-Trip Distance:36.2 mi / 58.3 km
    Route:Disappointment Peak Cleaver
    Trailhead:2126 ft / 648 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:13 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:9 Hours 35 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Glacier Peak with SIG (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Disappointment Peak2015-07-04 a132 ft / 40 m
2Glacier Peak2015-07-04 b11572 ft / 3527 m
Total Trip Gain: 11704 ft / 3567 m    Total Trip Loss: 11704 ft / 3567 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Kristian Kalsing
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