telemark skiingbackcountry skiingPacific NorthwestWashington and Oregonweather linksThe Yuki AwardsMt. Rainier and Mt. Adams
Turns All Year
www.turns-all-year.com
  Help | Search | Login | Register
Turns All Year Trip Reports
Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
07/23/19, 11:34 PM

Become a TAY Sponsor!
 
Trip Reports Sponsor
American Alpine Institute
American Alpine Institute
Turns All Year Trip Reports
(1) Viewing these pages constitutes your acceptance of the Terms of Use.
(2) Disclaimer: the accuracy of information here is unknown, use at your own risk.
(3) Trip Report monthly boards: only actual trip report starts a new thread.
(4) Keep it civil and constructive - that is the norm here.
 
FOAC Snow
Info Exchange


NWAC Avalanche
Forecast
+  Turns All Year Trip Reports
|-+  2010 Backcountry Trip Reports
| |-+  July 2010 Backcountry Trip Reports
| | |-+  July 8 Kautz Glacier, Rainier
:
« previous next »
Pages: [1] | Go Down Print
Author Topic: July 8 Kautz Glacier, Rainier  (Read 2304 times)
Eric Lindahl
Member
Offline

Posts: 170


July 8 Kautz Glacier, Rainier
« on: 07/08/10, 09:15 PM »

FYI, I didn't ski this but I talked to a couple who did today and they said it was the best they had seen it.  A little firm but reasonably smooth at the top and then corned up quickly.  Thought I would mention this in case anyone is interested.
Logged

It pays to be avid
Clarence
5Member
Offline

Posts: 43


WWW
Re: July 8 Kautz Glacier, Rainier
« Reply #1 on: 07/09/10, 11:44 AM »

Indeed the Kautz is ripe for skiing, we accidentally went up the Turtle the night of the 7th en route to the Finger.  Saw some people (probably the ones you mention) climbing up it while we were in the Finger.  Smooth clean snow, freezing solid at night and warming up mid morning.  Perfect corn farming conditions!
Logged

Good2Go
Member
Offline

Posts: 273


Re: July 8 Kautz Glacier, Rainier
« Reply #2 on: 07/09/10, 02:52 PM »

Any idea how technical the ice step is at this point (e.g., did they have to pitch it out/rap on the descent)?
Logged
Eric Lindahl
Member
Offline

Posts: 170


Re: July 8 Kautz Glacier, Rainier
« Reply #3 on: 07/09/10, 07:29 PM »

The couple I talked to didn't say anything about being technical.  Even after I said that I'd like to ski it but "wasn't too interested in significant exposure".  Its been 35 years since I climbed the Kautz so with my foggy recollection of those much snowier years I just assumed that they descended the entire thing with out removing skis.  But I really can't be sure.   Any way this report is moot as the temps and weather are changing and the skiing will certainly be different.  Good luck if you go.
Logged

It pays to be avid
Pages: [1] | Go Up Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  



Login with username, password and session length

Thank you to our sponsors!
click to visit our sponsor: Feathered Friends
Feathered Friends
click to visit our sponsor: Marmot Mountain Works
Marmot Mountain Works
click to visit our sponsor: Second Ascent
Second Ascent
click to visit our sponsor: American Alpine Institute
American Alpine Institute
click to visit our sponsor: Pro Guiding Service
Pro Guiding Service
Contact turns-all-year.com

Turns All Year Trip Reports ©2001-2010 Turns All Year LLC. All Rights Reserved

The opinions expressed in posts are those of the poster and do not necessarily
reflect the opinions of Trip Reports administrators or Turns All Year LLC


Turns All Year Trip Reports | Powered by SMF 1.0.6.
© 2001-2005, Lewis Media. All Rights Reserved.