Tatoosh 2015

4/28/15

A few photos from a early season ski mountaineering patrol up Unicorn Peak in the Tattosh. Great climbing and scrambling to be had in this small range, along with alpine meadows and breathtaking views of the Mountain. 
Skiing up the west shoulder of Unicorn.

Summit Ridge

Summit Block Scramble.  Many routes  4th class to 5.6

-Luthy



Little Tahoma 2015

July 6, 2015

Looking towards the summit, and the medial shrund
on the upper Whitman Glacier
Looking down onto the Whitman Glacier from the
East Face, before the exit gully

Little Tahoma is offering some exceptional climbing lately.  Even with the recent warm weather, the Frying Pan Glacier and Whitman Glacier are holding up very nicely.  Both are very easy to navigate with minimal amount of crevasses opening up.  The upper Whitman on the East face of Little T has surprisingly few features, making for a fairly easy ascent.  Granted, there are a few small, but deep cracks opening on the medial portion of the face.  This shrund is easily navigable and can be skirted without much difficulty.  The upper snowfield is unbroken, and can be traveled without touching rock until the exit chute that traverses to the southern aspect which gains the summit proper.  Water can be found cascading over the cliff feature adjacent to the medial shrund on the upper Whitman Glacier on warmer days.  Again, with the warm weather, watch for rock fall and de-compensating snow bridges over crevasses.  Safe climbing! 






June 27, 2015

These pictures were taken from Upper Cowlitz Park on Saturday 6/27.  There still appears to be adequate snow on the East Face.  There are minimal signs of the mid-face bergschrund, which still appears passable with minimal route finding.  Although with the recent warm weather front moving through, expect substantial rock fall and opening of crevasses.