Little Tahoma - 2008

Little Tahoma Route Conditions - July 16th

Climbers are ascending Little Tahoma. The approach from Fryingpan Creek is fine. There is good snowcover up to Meany Crest and from the crest up to the peak, making for straightforward stepkicking.

An NPS team climbed Little T on July 16th from Camp Muir. Crossing the Cowlitz and Ingraham Glaciers was easy with no significant hazards. No rockfall was encountered while climbing the snowslopes of the upper Whitman Glacier (see photo). The snowfield just beneath the summit was all the way melted out leaving a rocky slope to ascend. Overall the route was in great shape and made for a highly enjoyable day. But without a doubt, the best part of the trip was the amazing boot glissade coming down the Whitman--well over a thousand vertical feet of uninterrupted sliding!

-Brian Scheele and Thomas Payne, NPS
For more archived information on Little Tahoma, see our 2006 reports.