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Sky Pilot Gear?

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I'm heading to Sky Pilot tomorrow morning with the plan of climbing everything that I can in a two days before returning to family life. I've never been to the area before so I'd like to know what the glacier is like. Crampons? Axe? Can you just skirt around it? Will other gullies in the area be snow/ice free by now?

 

Any thoughts would be much appreciated.

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Below are a couple of pics of the Stadium Glaciar on Aug 6th. I brought Kahtoola Microspikes and an axe, but ascended the glacier fairly directly (further left and steeper) compared to other GPS tracks I’ve seen posted online. Without my axe I would have gone for a pretty long ride. I wish I had brought my aluminum Grivel crampons..

 

Here’s the line I took:

IMG_3339_zps05b230c3.jpg

 

And here is the glacier to the right of previous pic:

IMG_3338_zpsa4577094.jpg

 

I’m not sure if that helps at all.. good luck!

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