Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • olyclimber


      Help keep cascadeclimbers.com going!  Please consider donating so we can keep this site going.   We have set expenses right now but no revenue.  We do hope to getting a sponsor to help out, but for now we just need funds to upgrade the site and pay for hosting and licensing. See the "DONATE" tab in the top menu.
Sign in to follow this  

[TR] Alaska Range - West Butt 5/15/2011

Recommended Posts

Trip: Alaska Range - West Butt


Date: 5/15/2011


Trip Report:

In short... Headed into the AK Range to try Foraker. Chickened out on the initial couloirs. Decided to try the West Butt. Made it to 14K in 4 days. Spent 8 days in a tent in 50mph winds. Moved to 17K. Bonked. Woke to high winds. Ran from 17K down to BC in 10 hours and flew home to take a shower.





Some pix:










More pix.


Gear Notes:

- Your feet get cold when Alveolite foam packs out

- 400 pages is not enough for 8 storm days

- Accept leftover food from the Army guys; the new MREs are pretty tasty


Approach Notes:

Gas up at the Roadhouse - fly in.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

That first picture is so awesome.


I was going to ask how many books you read, but you answered that :D .


Way to get after it :rocken: ! I'll look at your pretty pictures from my home office...

Edited by xhen

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Great photos and video. The shot of the avalanche on Hunter is awesome!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Awesome skiing? We were out there a few years back and kept getting dumped on, made for fun skiing but ruined plans to climb the West Rib, ended up doing the West butt instead with a party that wanted to do the Cassin Ridge (also snowed out).


Cool videos...


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this