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Anybody been on the Tahoma recently?

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I wish more climbers would report on the beta of the mountain and the conditions. It would help us all out and help the rangers as well

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My friends and I climbed and descended the Tahoma Glacier this last weekend. (Sat. July 6th) We bivied at around 7800 ft. at the toe of the Puyallup Glacier on Friday afternoon and climbed it Saturday.

The entrance ramp at around 10k is still in decent shape. Route finding was of course challenging. Many of the snow bridges are melting out fast. We spent most of the time finding our way through and up the center of the glacier. The snow was firm well into the morning; however the descent was a bit of a bitch. We experienced warm temps and very soft unconsolidated snow, lots of post-holing to our knees and sometimes to our waist. I think in hindsight a carry over and descent down the DC would be a much better option.



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