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Approach for NE Ridge of Gannett


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NathanC · · Logan, UT · Joined Jul 2016 · Points: 10

A friend and myself are looking into the NE Ridge of Gannett in mid-late August.  I gather from trip reports & topo investigation that the typical approach for this route is to depart from the Glacier Trail up Gannett Creek and onto Gannett Glacier.  However, I have seen an approach up the Gooseneck listed as a possibility.  As we've talked about making a run on the triple traverse off the Dinwoody if weather & time cooperate, this would be preferable, but I've seen very little information regarding this terrain that didn't come from a satellite.

My gut tells me we'd be in for several hundred feet of steep snow & ice, and likely some interesting crevasse navigation.  Can anyone shed some light on the regions circled below?



Edit:  After more digging, I found the information I was looking for on SummitPost's route description for the N. Face.  Looks like moderately sloped snow in August, if anyone else reading this is wondering!
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