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[TR] Wrangell Saint Ellas NP - Tana Glacier 8/29/2007

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Trip: Wrangell Saint Ellas NP - Tana Glacier

 

Date: 8/29/2007

 

Trip Report:

Well this is a little late, bit George and I drove up to Alaska this summer to do some glacier crossing. We chose the Tana Glacier. It took us basically three days to go from Iceberg Lake to Ross Green Lake. Below are a few of the photos that I had that were under 1.2 MB in size. Somehow you can not upload larger pictures, and I am too cheep to purchase software to reduce my file size.

 

 

Wrangell Air end up betting us beers :brew: that we would not make it across, the entire time we could swear there were hop fields growing on the opposite side of the glacier, so we knew there were beers in our future. Well we made it, but somehow we ended up supplying out own beer! :crazy:

 

 

Below we already crossed the first arm of the Tana Glacier, and we are on our way to the more sporting Main ice river of the glacier. IMG_2358.JPG

 

Here is a picture of George ready to have 14 hours of fun, finding the route across the two mile wide glacier.

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Here is a great picture of the Glacier we crossed from a spectacular vantage point.

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Wow, check out the silty water!

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Gear Notes:

4 ice screws

Rope

Crampons

Ice tools

 

Approach Notes:

Fly

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Nice! I've floated the Tana river but have never visited the glacier. How was the brush once you got off the glacier? Where'd you get picked up?

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The bushes were not a problem. We were able to find a relatively non bushy route down to Granite Creek. the challenge of the trip were the crevases.

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Thanks for the link, I will lookinto it because I have some nice pictures that I was unable to upload. I can't believe I can't find software on my MAC computer to save the file as a smaller MB size.

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Thanks for the link, I will lookinto it because I have some nice pictures that I was unable to upload. I can't believe I can't find software on my MAC computer to save the file as a smaller MB size.

 

You can use the Preview application to resize photos. It's standard on all Macs.

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