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Kautz Glacier in May

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Nick Baker · · eagle river · Joined Jan 2016 · Points: 48

Has anyone here on the forum done the Kautz in mid May or have beta on conditions out that direction?  We are planning a 3 man trip the 3rd week of May.  I have been up it before in late august when it was more of an Ice climb and snow was pretty low, but would love to get any first hand account of what an early season climb was like and if there was any gear specific thoughts for climbing around that time period. I have read the old NPS blogs about conditions which was helpful. We will be climbing in a slightly more expedition style due to early season conditions.  Thinking snowshoes for floatation since not everyone has ski mountaineering skills.

Dana Walters 1 · · Spokane, Washington · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 45

With the snow year we have had,8 wouldn't be surprised if you could almost ski it 

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