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Haugs
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March 1, 2015, Eldorado Peak
« on: 03/05/15, 09:25 PM »

Spent the night up on the glacier, then summited on Sunday.  Beautiful conditions.  Things were a bit crusty up above 7800 feet.  Snow started to corn up a little lower, making for good turns right below the Inspiration Glacier.  A few wind loaded slopes were easily bypassed right around the crossover from Eldorado Creek Basin to Roush Creek Basin.  Most areas were very stable.  Be careful on the talus field - thin snow was treacherous!


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Re: March 1, 2015, Eldorado Peak
« Reply #1 on: 03/05/15, 09:49 PM »

Nice, thanks for the report, and sweet panorama!
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Re: March 1, 2015, Eldorado Peak
« Reply #2 on: 03/06/15, 10:16 AM »

Sweet! Did you bring glacier gear? Any open cracks?
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Re: March 1, 2015, Eldorado Peak
« Reply #3 on: 03/06/15, 01:52 PM »

I was on Eldorado on Saturday and went through the talus in the dark in both directions.  We found the bridging to be good for us but it looked like a lot of the tracks that were from midday were left in much softer snow.  I'm usually pretty nervous around crevasses and I would say that they are very minimal.  There weren't any times I was concerned and there was only one that was open and it was near the summit ridge.  We stepped across a very narrow crossing in an obvious crack.
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Re: March 1, 2015, Eldorado Peak
« Reply #4 on: 03/08/15, 10:45 PM »

Agree with Jason4 - only saw the one crack up near the summit ridge.  We brought glacier gear, but ended up just being dead weight.
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