Glacier Peak

Glacier Peak Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 27 trip reports for Glacier Peak.

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  • Log #20153 - by Bruce D on Sep 27, 2006
    We were on the summit 28 July 1972, the 17th day of our trip. We had spent the night on a ridge overlooking the Chocolate Glacier(sorry it has been a long time and I do not know the the current given...
  • Log #2329 - by Ben Manne on Sep 19, 2004
    I summited twice in two days with NOLS this summer once up the dissapointment cleaver and agin up the frostbite ridge. saw many military jets perform LOW flybys scared the shit out of us.
  • Log #2330 - by Tyler S. on Feb 10, 2004
    We started from the south in the Little Wenatchee valley. Progressing up the valley to Meander Meadows and on past Kodak peak onto the PCT. Next onto an unmarked trail and crossed over into the white...
  • Log #2332 - by Eric Ollikainen on Sep 08, 2003
    For a great alpine experience and a non-technical climb there is no beating the Glacier Peak's south route. My cousin and I had a great time on our climb last summer. After we left the PCT we did not...
  • Log #2333 - by Paul on Sep 03, 2003
    Two important things to know about this route - first, the White Chuck Glacier does not look anything like it appears on the maps. It has receeded substantially. Don't be fooled into going up the...
  • Log #2334 - by jason on Aug 29, 2003
    Missed the "climbers trail" on the way in and ended up seeing more of the pacific crest trail then I wanted to on the 4th. We only needed to back track about half a mile to get back on...
  • Log #2335 - by Adam Trevor on July 28, 2003
    Gorgeous views of the Cascades. Summit conditions were fantastic, regretted not bringing a tent. Boulder Basin is idyllic, though don't forget insect repellant. The detour on the Whitechuck trail is...
  • Log #2336 - by Alison Braun on July 15, 2003
    Don't be fooled by erroneous internet postings that list the approach hike to be 7 miles or less. 10 is more accurate depending upon where you camp. While plenty of people do indeed complete the...
  • Log #2337 - by Dan Gallagher on June 09, 2003
    We arrived at the Whitchuck trail at 1:30PM on Saturday June 7th, 2003. The weather was, perfect, hot actually, but the trail was shaded most of the grueling 9 miles or so to the boulder basin. We...
  • Log #2338 - by David Johnson on June 28, 2002
    Frostbite Ridge Route via White Chuck River trailhead We picked through the snowcovered trail up Kennedy Crk. and ascended Frostbite Ridge that runs for three miles to summit. Made high camp at...
  • Log #2339 - by Bob Lovik on Dec 20, 2001
    You could do it in two days but why waste the solitude, beauty and uniqueness of this climb by rushing it. Lay out on the rocks after summiting, eat burritos, get a good nights sleep and leave in the...
  • Log #2340 - by Craig Robertson on Dec 19, 2001
    Left White Chuck River parking lot at 8:15 AM on Saturday, passed Kennedy Hot Springs about 11:00 PM and arrived Boulder Basin at about 4:00 PM. Began climbing at 6:06 AM Sunday with five other...
  • Log #2341 - by Craig Robertson on Dec 19, 2001
    Left White Chuck River parking lot at 8:15 AM on Saturday, passed Kennedy Hot Springs about 11:00 PM and arrived Boulder Basin at about 4:00 PM. Began climbing at 6:06 AM Sunday with five other...
  • Log #2342 - by Doug Gross on Dec 12, 2000
    We approached from the Trinity trailhead, located northwest of Lake Wenatchee. This 15 mile approach includes 9.5 miles and about 3000 ft of gain to Buck Creek Pass on an excellent trail and another...
  • Log #2343 - by scott perkins on Dec 02, 2000
    Climbed Frostbite Ridge route with partner Carl Soriano. Scenic and enjoyable approach, PCT was snow covered and tricky to follow. Bivied at treeline just above trail. Set out around 3am the next...
  • Log #2344 - by Eric Forhan on Aug 14, 2000
    Summited via Sitkum Galcier, came out of the fog and clouds at 8000 ft, got barbecued from there after. More scree on the summit ridge then one would like but worth it in the end. Carrying the weight...
  • Log #2345 - by Laura Zimmerman on July 06, 2000
    Eight of us set out for Glacier Peak via the Frostbite Ridge route. We started out at the White Chuck River Trailhead, and were greeted in short order by an immense, 4-foot diameter twin blowdown!...
  • Log #2346 - by Matt Gorman on June 29, 2000
    I went for this, my last Washington Cascade Volcano, with three neophyte mountaineers. We hiked in to Kennedy Hot Springs Sunday night, on to Boulder Basin Monday morning, then a 3:45 summit attempt....
  • Log #2347 - by Mike Melland on May 21, 2000
    Summer 1980 Climbed on a beutiful sunny day. Shorts and t-shirts. Started snowing near summit and put on a large garbage bag to fend off 50 mph winds. Lots of silent missles coming up.
  • Log #2348 - by Adam and Angela Peck on May 20, 2000
    We did this climb in one and a half days so it was more of a marathon than anything else. Next time we do it I think we'll take three days so we can enjoy the beautiful landscape and the remote...
  • Log #2349 - by Adam and Angela Peck on May 20, 2000
    We did this climb in one and a half days so it was more of a marathon than anything else. Next time we do it I think we'll take three days so we can enjoy the beautiful landscape and the remote...
  • Log #2350 - by Kate Sowder on Jan 17, 2000
    I was climbing and hiking in the North Cascades area for about a month and Glacier Peak was definitely a highlight. We camped off a moraine for 2 days at about 8,000 ft waiting for the weather to...
  • Log #2351 - by Rik on July 10, 1999
    Frostbite Ridge route - OSAT club climb with four of us, hoping to rendezvous with 8 others who were going up Sitkum Glacier. They found route too soft, and foggy. We summited after surmounting the...
  • Log #2352 - by JOSH on Jan 30, 1999
    Great remote volcano - do it in 3 days and enjoy the views.
  • Log #2353 - by Brian Wawro on Dec 21, 1998
    Long approach to Glacier Basin in thick fog...Sun. was bigtime clear and had a straightforward summit. Did some cool ice/mixed stuff in the chute NW of the summit. Next time I'm travelling w/ half...
  • Log #2354 - by Tom Breit on Oct 26, 1998
    Solo, with my dog. We did it in one day (left the trailhead at 6:00 AM, got back to the car at 10:00 PM) A very long day. I'd recommend a three day climb; one day in, summit and rest, and one day...
  • Log #2355 - by Joe Reshey on Sep 10, 1998
    We had a jet perform a VERY low flyby just off the summit ridge as we stopped to remove crampons. We saw no one for that day and the sudden noise scared the crap out of us.