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Little Tahoma via the Whitman and Frying Pan Glaciers

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7.2 mile 11.6 kilometer point to point
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Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 29' 9 m
Descent: -5,616' -1,712 m
High: 9,423' 2,872 m
Low: 3,836' 1,169 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 15% (8°)
Max Slope: 72% (36°)
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Trail shared by Vikram Sahney

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A long traversing ski descent of Little Tahoma with great views of Mt. Rainier.

Vikram Sahney
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

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Crevasse rescue knowledge and gear are essential

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Largely follow the ascent route while keeping a careful eye on potential crevasses. Ski as far as the snow will take you before catching the Wonderland Trail along Frying Pan Creek back to your car.

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Vik Sahney ascending an icy steep section enroute to Little Tahoma; Mt. Rainier looms in the background (Photo Credit - Gavin Woody)
Jul 13, 2018 near Greenwater, WA
Vik Sahney descending from Little Tahoma (note the crevasse in the background) (Photo credit - Gavin Woody)
Jul 13, 2018 near Greenwater, WA
Prior to the ski transition, hiking through patchy snow with Little Tahoma and Mt. Rainier in the distance.
Jul 13, 2018 near Greenwater, WA
Skinning up towards Little Tahoma with Mt. Rainier looming large.
Jul 13, 2018 near Greenwater, WA

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