Last updated: August 17, 2017
Sulphide Glacier August 17, 2017
Approach: The Shannon Ridge trail is in great condition. The Forest Service has done some nice brush and logging work recently and the trail is 99% dry. Once inside the National Park, and thru “The Notch” there are a few small snow patches as you travel through the talus to the lower composting toilet and bivy area. There are several dry bivy sites and running water here. Note that the upper composing toilet is currently being discouraged from use as it is full. Plans to empty it soon are in place.
Climbing route: Above the lower bivy area you are on the glacier itself. Crevasses are currently easily avoided, but they are there and you should travel accordingly. The SE Ridge of the summit pyramid is snow-free and is a good option to avoid being below other climbers in the gully. There is a small snow patch in the gully but it is mostly snow free. Rappel anchors are in place for a single 60m rope.