Date: May 24, 2019 to May 25, 2019
Time: All Day
Cost: Gas for driver of the carpool
Meeting location: Kings Peak Trailhead / Buttle Lake Campground
Meeting time: Friday Night May 24th or Saturday Morning May 25th by 5:30am
Description: Camp close to trail head location on Friday May 24th and leave early in the morning on Saturday so we can maximise the daylight hours. We will start up the normal summer approach until the upper meadows. From there we will go up the Winter Gully to access the King’s North Glacier. If the Winter Gully is out, we will approach the glacier by the Upper Meadow & Rib route. Heading to the base of lateral moraine on the west side of the glacier, class 4 scramble to gain the ridge. Hike along ridge until the exposed notch, climb or rappel down the notch and climb up the other side. Hike along the summit ridge to gain the summit. Descend via the King’s-Queen col onto the glacier and down the same way we came up. Hiking down the approach trail back down to the cars. Be prepared for a full and fun day out!
Please include the following Info in contact email:
- Brief description of your mountaineering experience, and level of fitness?
- ACC Member Number? (Required for all overnight trips)
- Emergency Contact? (Name and phone number)
- Full Name and Phone Number? (Cell phone you can be reached at)
- Do you have a vehicle you are willing to carpool with?
- What City do you live in?
- Medical conditions we should know about?
Skills Needed: Crevasse Recue is minimum skill required. AST Level 1 recommended. Good attitude and strong level of fitness recommended.
Gear Needed: Helmet, Harness, Ice Axe, Crampons, Mountaineering boots, two locking and non-locking carabiners, Belay/rappel device with carabiner, 120cm Sling, one ice screw Recommended, Possible avalanche safety gear needed but we will make that call closer to the date. Camera if you like!
Max Participants: 6 Participants Max