Peak(s):  Ice Mtn  -  13,951 feet
North Apostle  -  13,860 feet
Date Posted:  07/14/2009
Modified:  06/12/2010
Date Climbed:   07/12/2009
Author:  Wyoming Bob
 Ice Mountain - Refrigerator Couloir & N. Apostle  

Its been a month since the light last came on in the Refrigerator on Ice Mountain and I'd say the season for this route is about done. We had snow for the whole of the couloir but the alpine ice is peeking through at the mid point constriction.

The NE Ridge descent is dry and for those looking for a double play, North Apostle is in herd path condition.

Trip narrative and photos at

 Comments or Questions
Jon Frohlich

Awesome report
07/15/2009 20:43
Thanks for posting this. Tried to make an attempt on July 3 but could never see the peak and it rained all night. We hiked to Lake Ann instead. Probably go back in Sept and try again.


07/16/2009 03:59
Seems a little over looked, but thought this was a great report. Good job.

Wyoming Bob

Thanks for the thumbs up
07/16/2009 23:10
It was a surprise climb that just presented itself, right time, right snow, right temps, right crampons in the pack. Thanks for the thumbs up on the report, readers make the writing effort worthwhile.

Chicago Transplant

Nice climb
07/17/2009 22:33
Looks a lot different than when we did it in May! The downclimb of the standard route was pretty sketchy with partially snow covered loose 4th class, but it doesn‘t sound a whole lot better dry


07/19/2009 17:08
on a cool climb under less-than-ideal conditions. The Apostles rock!

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