Eldorado Peak climb attempt

Eldorado Peak is located in North Cascades National Park off Cascade River Road near Marblemount, Washington. This was my first attempt to climb the peak. We abandoned the climb after it had snowed heavily overnight and the avalanche danger just too high. It would take me another failed attempt until I finally reached the summit of Eldorado Peak.

This was an Basic Climb by the Seattle Mountaineers with a party of twelve.

  • Jun 8 — 9, 2002
  • Eldorado Peak climb
Eldorado Peak climb: crossing Cascade River on a log right off the trail head
Eldorado Peak climb: crossing Cascade River on a log right off the trail head
Eldorado Peak climb: crossing Cascade River on a log right off the trail head
Eldorado Peak climb: crossing Cascade River on a log right off the trail head
Eldorado Peak climb
Eldorado Peak climb
Eldorado Peak climb: setting up camp at the foot of Eldorado glacier
Eldorado Peak climb: setting up camp at the foot of Eldorado glacier
Eldorado Peak climb: setting up camp at the foot of Eldorado glacier
Eldorado Peak climb: setting up camp at the foot of Eldorado glacier
Eldorado Peak climb: setting up camp at the foot of Eldorado glacier
Eldorado Peak climb: setting up camp at the foot of Eldorado glacier
Eldorado Peak climb: setting up camp at the foot of Eldorado glacier
Eldorado Peak climb: setting up camp at the foot of Eldorado glacier
Eldorado Peak climb: setting up camp at the foot of Eldorado glacier
Eldorado Peak climb: setting up camp at the foot of Eldorado glacier
Eldorado Peak climb: setting up camp at the foot of Eldorado glacier
Eldorado Peak climb: setting up camp at the foot of Eldorado glacier
Eldorado Peak climb: looking north towards Eldorado Peak
Eldorado Peak climb: looking north towards Eldorado Peak
Eldorado Peak climb
Eldorado Peak climb
Eldorado Peak climb: looking north towards Eldorado Peak
Eldorado Peak climb: looking north towards Eldorado Peak
Eldorado Peak climb
Eldorado Peak climb
Eldorado Peak climb: breaking camp in the morning
Eldorado Peak climb: breaking camp in the morning
Eldorado Peak climb: heading down, Johannesburg Mountain in the background
Eldorado Peak climb: heading down, Johannesburg Mountain in the background
Eldorado Peak climb: Johannesburg Mountain in the background
Eldorado Peak climb: Johannesburg Mountain in the background
Eldorado Peak climb: Johannesburg Mountain in the background
Eldorado Peak climb: Johannesburg Mountain in the background
Eldorado Peak climb: Johannesburg Mountain in the background
Eldorado Peak climb: Johannesburg Mountain in the background
Eldorado Peak climb: Johannesburg Mountain in the background
Eldorado Peak climb: Johannesburg Mountain in the background
Eldorado Peak climb: Johannesburg Mountain in the background
Eldorado Peak climb: Johannesburg Mountain in the background
Eldorado Peak climb: taking a break on a boulder field
Eldorado Peak climb: taking a break on a boulder field