Thursday, August 31, 2017

DC Update 8/31

Here's a quick update before the weekend.

The guides have been extremely busy trying to establish a better route to the summit. As of now there are three viable paths. The first is described in our last update here. There is a variation to this route that avoids the long downclimb to the Emmons glacier but it isn't clear if this has been used by anyone other than a scouting party.

The third route was established 8/30 by a large team of guides. This route climbs the Cleaver and then traverses to the south towards Camp Comfort (the top of Gibraltar rock). It then climbs the upper Nisqually glacier to the crater rim. Today (8/31) will be the first day this route is operational for the guides. Stay tuned for more info over the weekend.