Gannett Peak, WY Part 2
Gannett Peak Summit Day
Summit day came early with a 2:30 am start. Before leaving the Black Diamond Mega Light, I could hear the wind raging. It didn't sound good, but Steve said that he could see stars and had hot water boiling for coffee. Soon we were skinning up to the base of Gannett Peak with the Gooseneck Glacier route in mind. The wind did not subside and clouds were beginning to roll over the summit of the peak. It was a cold morning on the mountain. In what seemed like no time we were ready to crampon up and boot it up the Gooseneck. As we neared the entrance to the Gooseneck couloir the normal bergshrund was absent due to a good snow year, but the weather was deteriorating fast.
Tim and Jeramie push for the summit of Gannett Peak:
Chris, Steve, and Tim hoping the weather holds long enough for a safe summit:
We decided to make the final push as we kept getting nice views of the summit. The summit ridge offered fairly quick access to the top of the mountain, but the exposure of the large cliffs beneath us on either side and solid snow kept us on our toes. With one last push, we finally made it to the top of Wyoming! Our goal was halfway done.
Chris and Steve on the final steps to the summit:
Chris, Steve, and Tim do the mandatory summit pose on Gannett Peak:
Steve Romeo exits the summit ridge and jump turns towards the Gooseneck couloir:
Chris Weydeveld gets his tele on the highest mountain in Wyoming:
Jeramie Prine joins in on some splitboard fun:
Tim Weydeveld bringing the smooth drop knee on Gooseneck couloir:
Steve Romeo enjoys the big views and relief from Gooseneck couloir:
Chris, Jeramie, Tim, and Steve stoked on a great trip: