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Bugaboos: brenta-northpost traverse?

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Has anyone ever done this traverse up in the Bugs? I searched the archives for the past 3 years and came up with nothing except a post about piton hammers. Just curious what you thought of it -- how long did it take, did you have a good time, anything strike you as noteworthy, etc. Thanks! (I'll report about it if we end up doing it)

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take crampons right now and prepare for winter conditions

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Heh, yeah I've heard -- we aren't heading up there until July 30th though. Hopefully things warm up/melt out between now & then.

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I was also thinking of doing this traverse while in the Bugs this summer (we're hiking in on the 31st). I've climbed Brenta from a camp below Northpost, near the toe of the Vowell glacier. Others in the group did the traverse, which was quite convenient from our camp, as opposed to coming from Applebee or the Kain Hut. Some details here.

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I'm heading up there on Monday. We'll be there through the following Tuesday.

Most of what we're looking to do is W-SW aspects so hopefully conditions will be ok.

2nd hand info from the hut custodian is that conditions are ok-good and that pretty much everything is in "good" shape.

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I've done Brenta via the Northpost-Crescent col, and then back over Crescent Spire, and down the descent gulley.

 

Lots of fun terrain out there. thumbs_up.gif

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take crampons right now and prepare for winter conditions

 

This was Howser last Tuesday, but snow on routes of the lower peaks are melting fast.

 

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Cool thanks for the responses, everyone. Paul, thanks for the link -- good info there. Hope we get lucky with the weather -- last time I was in that general area we got rained/snowed on for 4 straight days.

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