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Wonderland to Frying Pan Glacier to Little Tahoma

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7.4 Miles 11.9 Kilometers


Ascent

5,778' 1,761 m

Ascent

-164' -50 m

Descent

15%

Avg Slope (9°)

70%

Max Slope (35°)

9,451' 2,881 m

High

3,834' 1,169 m

Low

Shared By Vikram Sahney

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Avalanche risk for Apr 28, 2018: Moderate

Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully; identify features of concern. Natural avalanches unlikely; human-triggered avalanches possible.

Full forecast for NWAC: WA Cascades West, South — Brought to you by Northwest Avalanche Center

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Ascent route to Little Tahoma across the Frying Pan Glacier.

Vikram Sahney
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
Need an annual climbing pass and permit to ascend above 10,000 feet; National Park entrance fee also required.

Description

Park at the obvious parking lot just near a bridge over the creek and big curve in the road. Start by hiking (skis on pack) up the Frying Pan creek trail to Summerland. At snowline, begin the long ski up towards Summerland. Much of the terrain here is glacier, so take the necessary precautions such as wearing a harness and roping up to avoid a crevasse fall on the Frying Pan and Whitman Glacier.

Ascend the steep headwall to gain the Frying Pan Glacier and then begin a long traverse towards Little Tahoma. Aim for the obvious notch to cut over onto the Whitman Glacier. Continue traversing till you can cut up toward the summit of Little Tahoma. The summit climb is loose rock and climbing skills, a rope, and confidence with exposure is recommended.

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