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[TR] Sahale Peak - Quien Sabe Glacier 8/1/2009

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Trip: Sahale Peak - Quien Sabe Glacier


Date: 8/1/2009


Trip Report:

My buddy and I planned on climbing Sahalee and Sharkin in the same day, car2car. We ended up climbing only Sahalee. We didn't find any boot tracks on the glacier and didn't encounter folks on the route. We had the glacier and peak just for ourselves :grin:


We heard "on/off bealy" screams from Sharkin and saw a large group late in the afternoon. We left the car at 7:45am and returned 11 hours and a half later. The landscape there is so pretty I ended up taking 10x pictures compared to a typical climb (and thus stopping more often and longer than usual).


Quien Sabe is a small glacier but it has character. We had to zig-zag around a few crevasses. Routefinding was not difficult, but wasn't boring, either.


Early morning in Boston Basin



A closer look at the Who Knows Glacier



Johannesburgh and Snowking



Forbidden and Eldorado



Approaching the summit



Last patch of snow and Boston Peak



Looking down from Sahalee Peak towards Sahalee arm



Eldorado from Sahalee Peak



4 climbers on Salahee Glacier



Looking at the glacier route and Sahalee Peak



Nice red color in the afternoon



Boston Basin in the afteroon



Sharkfin seen from Boston Basin



Boston & Sahalee Peaks and waterfalls



Last nice view before the torture



Gear Notes:

Heavy/long rope

Did not use the picket, did not use the rock shoes and rock pro since we abandoned the plan to climb Sharkfin


Approach Notes:

Primitive trail. Biting flies do not mind deet. Approach seamed much longer than it really was. We really wanted to avoid coming down at night. Sharkfin will have to wait.

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You need to copy the image locations and not the picasa URL. See what I did with your first picture.


Edit: I corrected the peak spelling on the title to help with future TR searches

Edited by Off_White

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I was thinking about going up this weekend with the same itinerary - but was reading that there is a large moat to cross to get to Sharkfin. Just wondering if that's why you decided to forgo climbing Sharkfin - any comments on the the condition of the snow ramp near Sharkfin col (or the moat)?




Beautiful photos...

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