Peak(s):  Gannett Peak - 13,809 feet
Post Date:  06/18/2012
Date Climbed:   06/11/2012
Posted By:  telejb


 Journey to the SE Couloir of Gannett Peak   

Michelle and I made the long trek into the heart of the Wind River Range for a climb and ski of the Southeast Couloir of Gannett Peak. Enjoy the pictures!



Trailhead Packing:



Approach, Day 1:



Approach, Day 2:



Summit Attempt, Day 3:





Summit, Day 4:















































Exit, Day 5:




 


  • Comments or Questions
RoanMtnMan


Very Nice.
06/19/2012 05:56
I was last there in the winter of 98 and the memories are still with me. We didn't take skis, which I regret, but what an amazing slice of wilderness. Well done.


piper14er


good pics (stats)
06/19/2012 12:38
I am wanting to get up there sometime. I have ssen different stats on the distance in and out. Do you have any info on your route? Thanks.


benners


Wow!
06/19/2012 13:31
Looks awesome, and a great way to experience that area. Kinda surprised at how much snow's left up there. Great job and thanks for posting.


mtgirl


SWEET !
06/19/2012 13:54
The second to last photo is breathtaking ! What a gorgeous area that I hope to see for myself someday. Thanks for posting.


rickinco123


Amazing!
06/19/2012 14:29
That is one excellent series of photos! I feel like I am there with you! I hope is was more fun than grueling.


geojed


Good on ya!
06/19/2012 14:44
That 2nd to last photo is the Island Lake Basin w/ Fremont Peak on the right. When I need to go to my ”happy place” in a stressful/loud environment, that's exactly where I go!


tmathews

Still looks like it's very much spring up ther
06/19/2012 15:05
Too bad our snowpack isn't as good.

Congrats! Great report!


Floyd


Incredible Pics
06/19/2012 15:05
I'll get up there one of these years. Thanks for posting, looks like a great trip.


ChrisinAZ



Beautiful!
06/19/2012 16:14
Planning to head up there in about a week, but approaching from the east. I'm curious--how sketchy was the final ridge to the summit?


clemsonmtneer


Awesome!!
06/19/2012 16:19
That's an amazing part of the country. Nice job skiing Wyoming's high point and thanks for sharing!


ptyrg


The Winds!!
06/19/2012 17:25
Thanks for sharing!!


Presto


Great views ...
06/19/2012 20:53
From that summit. Makes me want to head back up there again. 8) Nice shot of Gooseneck Pinnacle in Photo 16. How were the bugs on the hike in? And, I agree with you Geojed ... love that basin. Thanks for posting. Happy trails!


mtnfiend


Sweet photos!!
06/20/2012 01:02
What are the stats on the climb (RT mileage and vert)?? Is the approach that long that it normally takes 2 days??

Looks like a fun outing!!


GerryRigged


Holly snow fields Batman
06/20/2012 02:32
So thats where all the
colorado snow went!!
Nice work both of you.


k-berger

wow
06/20/2012 02:36
A lot of snow up there! Heading to island lake to camp and climb Fremont at the end of July. Hope the snow melts out a little, May have to pack my axe! Awesome photos, thanks for sharing!


telejb

Thanks
06/20/2012 05:26
for the comments everyone.

Regarding stats, I think it's about 20 miles one way from car (at Elkhart Park TH) to summit. Not sure on total vertical though, probably between 9,000 and 10,000 ft. I think most people take at 2-3 days on the approach, but it can definitely be done in one day, especially without snow.

ChrisinAZ - The final ridge is not bad, it looks more intimidating than it really is when viewed from Bonney Pass. The ridge is wider and flatter than it appears, and never gets knife-edgy or too narrow, though it is quite exposed on both sides.


mountainmicah83


so much snow.
06/21/2012 12:47
Wow, I am impressed with how much snow is still there. Nicely done! 40 miles with skis.


Porkrind


The Winds are spectacular
06/22/2012 20:15
My daughter and I backpacked the Winds in August '09 from Green River lakes to Titcomb Basin and back out to Elkhart. Great memories and spectacular and remote scenery! I want to go back...



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