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Date Saturday  6/22/2019
End Date Saturday  6/22/2019
Group Fort Collins
Event Title ASC-Tyndall Glacier Snow Climb & Scramble
Start Time 4:00 AM
Status Canceled
Leader Bruce Miskulin
Co-Leader Brad Warren
Member Price Free
Available Participants Full- Join Waitlist
Type Trip
Trip Type Scramble
Climb Type
Climbing Class
Pace Moderate
Trail Mileage 7.25
Elevation Gain 2800 ft.
Driving Distance 80


The meeting location will be at JJ's gas station in Fort Collins.  The cross streets are Taft Hill Rd. and Harmony Rd.  We will meet there at 3:50 AM and depart at 4:00 AM.  For anyone in Loveland we will make a quick stop at the K-Mart at Wilson and HWY 34 to pick up anyone at that point.  We will be there at 4:15.

We will drive to RMNP and begin our hike at the Bear Lake parking lot.  We will take the Emerald Lake trail from that point.  Once at Emerald Lake we will continue west and travel to the Tyndall Glacier and up to the ridge.  Depending upon snow conditions we will pick an appropriatee route up the glacier to the ridge.  We will follow the Flat Top Trail back down to the Bear Lake lot.



For more info Contact

Contact Bruce Miskulin via e-mail to register for this trip:

I can also be reached by phone at:  970-817-1865. 

Preference for this trip will be given to Fort Collins - Alpine Scrambling Course Students.


This trip will traverse a variety of terrain.  We will hike from Bear Lake to Emerald Lake on trail.  Once we reach Emerald Lake we will be off trail and on talus/snow and then continue on to the Tyndall Glacier.  After gaining the ridge above the glacier we will follow the Flat Top trail back down to Bear Lake.  Please bring your 10-essentials along with a minimum of 1.5-liters of water and some high energy food.  The weather can vary cosiderabley along the route; several layers are advised.  Some of the route will be on the glacier; crampons, sturdy boots that work with your crampons, gaiters, and ice axe with tether are needed.  Please bring your climbing harness and two locking carabiners and helmet.  Trekking poles are optional, it is up to each individual to decide if they are comfortable with or without them.  Some people like to use one trekking pole and thier ice axe for terrain similar to this route.  The overnight temperatures are not lowering below freezing consistently so please expect wet snow conditions.  An early start is required to take advantage of the more firm snow.

The route will be evaluated a few days in advance; I will let everyone know specific details such as the need for snow shoes or micro spikes for the climb via group e-mail going out on Wednesday, 6/19/19.  

The route will cover approximately 7.25 miles and an elevation gain of 2800 ft.