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Emmons Glacier route condtions? Beta?

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Anyone been up the Emmons glacier recently? I'm thinking of taking a newbie up. Is the route still pretty straightforward this late in the year? Any objective danger (rock/ice fall)? [Eek!]

 

Thanks Ya'll

 

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But we little know until tried how much of the uncontrollable there is in us, urging across glaciers and torrents, and up dangerous heights, let the judgement forbid as it may.

- John Muir

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Conditions as of Sept3 were straight forward according to the route conditions report but that could have changed easily. I too am thinking of doing it in the next couple weeks with another . If you guys want to make it 4 let me know.

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i've posted some info about the route conditions under the thread, "ski the emmons"...

if you're going with a novice, bring lots of ice screws and pickets... the route is in great shape, however it's VERY hard and icy. if you're not focused on the summit, you can probably have an excellent time playing in crevasses around emmons flats and on the corridor. lot's to do, very few (if any) people.

mike

btw, if you like ice climbing, there are HUGE ice walls in many of the crevasses and along the edge of the corridor. very cool looking!

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Did I hear ICE? Where are my screws, I'm outa here....

 

Should I bring the dog and vest Mike? [Wink]

 

[ 09-27-2002, 10:27 PM: Message edited by: mr.radon ]

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There really is very little snow on the route right now. Bare glacier ice is showing through everywhere.

 

I understand there was some kind of skiing accident last weekend on the Squak. Someone skiied into a crevasse.

 

Jason

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