Climbing Conditions

Climbing Conditions

The trail into Hermit Meadows is snowfree to 1800m, then patchy to 2050m, then completely snowbound above. The campground at 2100m is still under 1.5-2m of snow. Lone Pine gully is a thrash through alder for the first few hundred meters, then snow with a few thinning moats. Access to Mt Macdonald also consists of alder-bashing for a couple hundred meters, then good snow up the Herdman Couloir and Banana Couloir.

Up the Asulkan Valley, lots of patches of snow getting to the moraine below the Asulkan hut, then the moraine is completely snowbound.

Chris Gooliaff
IFMGA Mountain Guide
Glacier National Park Visitor Safety

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These observations and opinions are those of the person who submitted them. The ACMG and its members take no responsibility for errors, omissions, or lapses in continuity. Conditions differ greatly over time and space due to the variable nature of mountain weather and terrain. Application of this information provides no guarantee of increased safety. Do not use the Mountain Conditions Report as the sole factor in planning trips or making decisions in the field.