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Andrews Glacier

Intermediate/Difficult

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0.7 mile 1.2 kilometer point to point
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Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -1,102' -336 m
High: 11,928' 3,636 m
Low: 10,827' 3,300 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 29% (16°)
Max Slope: 74% (36°)
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Trail shared by Ryan Nevius

A wide, intermediate line that starts on the remnants of one of RMNP's smallest remaining glaciers.

Ryan Nevius
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

Andrews Glacier is a wide, open, east-facing glacier that drops down to Andrews Tarn. There are many ways to ski it, including a couple of steeper entrances to both the north and south of the glacier. This is not an overly steep or technically advanced area, but it's still steep enough to slide and is often wind loaded. The end of the descent is a formidable terrain trap, and steep terrain to either side poses a potential threat.

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Late June, 2009
Dec 31, 2019 near Grand Lake, CO
Andrews Glacier from Andrews Tarn.
Feb 17, 2019 near Grand Lake, CO

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