Gannett Peak

July 29, 2009

The highpoint of Wyoming served as a good Plan B when the weather wouldn't permit the pursuit of our more technical goals

Toward the Pullman Car

Turret Peak

Turret Peak as seen from Gooseneck Glacier as low clouds move in. We made a successful ascent of the west (right) ridge the previous day after one failed attempt.

Steep 4th class slabs


The infamous bergschrund at the bottom of Gooseneck Gully was beginning to open up on the left side but was still closed and easily passable on the right.

First roped pitch

Gooseneck Gully

Dominic climbing moderate snow in Gooseneck Gully just above the bergschrund. Visibility is low.

Dominic on the summit

Long summit ridge

Dominic on Gannett's long summit ridge. Sometimes we scrambled on rocks (never exceeded 3rd class) and sometimes we walked along on snow.

First Flatiron

Evidence we've reached the summit

Since visibility was so low we had to rely on the obnoxiously large summit register to confirm we'd reached the summit.

First Flatiron

Gooseneck Pinnacle

The top of Gooseneck Pinnacle could be seen through the pea soup on the descent.

First Flatiron

Descent of Gooseneck Glacier

During the descent of Gooseneck Glacier we finally emerged from the clouds. A violent thunderstorm exploded a couple of hours later.

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