Mt. Ritter - Banner Peak Conditions

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Mt. Ritter - Banner Peak Conditions

Post by Hohniker » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:49 am

Anybody have any info on the current conditions of the SE Glacier route or North Face route from Banner-Ritter saddle? Planning on going up this weekend.








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Re: Mt. Ritter - Banner Peak Conditions

Post by maverick » Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:01 am

Welcome to HST!
Here are some aerial photos taken August of the area that may help.
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum ... ch-Imagery" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Professional Sierra Landscape Photographer

I don't give out specific route information, my belief is that it takes away from the whole adventure spirit of a trip, if you need every inch planned out, you'll have to get that from someone else.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org

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Re: Mt. Ritter - Banner Peak Conditions

Post by Hohniker » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:36 pm

Thanks for the link! I wish those pictures were taken under better circumstances. Tragic about Matthew Greene

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Re: Mt. Ritter - Banner Peak Conditions

Post by calicokat » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:17 am

Did you make it up? How are the conditions. I am looking at going up in a couple weeks. Is the glacier passable without ice tools, will crampons get the job done. Thanks :)

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