White Princess / Eastern Alaska Range
When you make it verbal, you make it possible.
First major climb this year will be White Princess located close to Delta Junction.
My in-laws are coming in from Indonesia and will be able to take our kidlets while the husband and I do this climb hopefully in early to mid-June.
I see that many Fairbanks locals really enjoy this climb because it's a drive in (not fly in) and it's somewhat close.
If anyone has experience on this hike/climb, please let me know.
As a forewarning, we are planning on camping it out overnight and the hiking early, reaching the summit, and glissading down because it doesn't 'look' too rocky. We should be able to acclimate just fine because I have lived in high altitude... and I am done with altitude sickness... it's preventable. (one time is the last time for me)
Also... it seems to be an easier climb according to everything I have researched.
Originally Posted by COtoAK
Are you actually inviting others from the forum, or are you just vocalizing your intentions so you can't back out as easily? Kinda like quitting smoking?
Almost. Yes... I am just verbally committing to it...
Originally Posted by northernalberta
I checked some things out and there is only one area that I am really concerned with (because I might actually have to watch for rotten rock at 8,200ft.
Yes... I am just speaking of my intentions. I'd prefer to do the climb solo (as most of my climbs are), but the husband is adamant that I take him (although my brother in law is the more experienced one at ice climbing...and that's the truth). Maybe I'll take them both and scare the heck out of both of them.
I just want to climb.
solo glacier travel
Be careful on the glacier during the approach. It seems as if the snow bridges would be a bit sketchy this time of year, given how warm its been.
Good luck. Don't forget to take the camera.
You are the 2nd person that has told me this. I just received quite a response on another forum board that I usually just watch, but finally posted on this particular climb... and even though items such as these shouldn't shock me, this one kind of has.
Originally Posted by solo hunter
I think that I might still attempt it without the expectation of summitting it (although that is terrible) just so that I could get an idea of what I am going to get myself into.
My brother in law ice climbs quite a bit, so I think that I am definitely NOT going to go solo on this one, but I'll have both husband and brother in law come with me.
We won't be doing the climb until just a tad later in the season, though. Possibly mid to late June.