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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

Very Nice.     2012-06-18 23:56:50
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.


good pics (stats)     2012-06-19 06:38:57
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.


Wow!     2012-06-19 07:31:57
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.


SWEET !     2012-06-19 07:54:20
The second to last photo is breathtaking ! What a gorgeous area that I hope to see for myself someday. Thanks for posting.


Amazing!     2012-06-19 08:29:21
That is one excellent series of photos! I feel like I am there with you! I hope is was more fun than grueling.


Good on ya!     2012-06-19 08:44:05
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!


Still looks like it's very much spring up ther     2012-06-19 09:05:12
Too bad our snowpack isn't as good.

Congrats! Great report!


Incredible Pics     2012-06-19 09:05:17
I'll get up there one of these years. Thanks for posting, looks like a great trip.


Beautiful!     2012-06-19 10:14:05
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?


Awesome!!     2012-06-19 10:19:07
That's an amazing part of the country. Nice job skiing Wyoming's high point and thanks for sharing!


The Winds!!     2012-06-19 11:25:18
Thanks for sharing!!


Great views ...     2012-06-19 14:53:56
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!


Sweet photos!!     2012-06-19 19:02:18
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!!


Holly snow fields Batman     2012-06-19 20:32:29
So thats where all the
colorado snow went!!
Nice work both of you.


wow     2012-06-19 20:36:12
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!


Thanks     2012-06-19 23:26:11
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.


so much snow.     2012-06-21 06:47:51
Wow, I am impressed with how much snow is still there. Nicely done! 40 miles with skis.


The Winds are spectacular     2012-06-22 14:15:59
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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