Coming this Summer! Gannett Peak – Highpoint of Wyoming
At 13,804 feet, Gannett Peak towers over the Grand Teton by a whopping 84 feet. Gannett Peak is the most remote of the high-points in the lower 48, and second, only to to Denali in the 50 state high-points. It has five rugged glaciers on its flank, the largest glaciers in the American Rocky Mountains. It is remote and considered an exciting alpine mountaineering challenge due to its inaccessibility and moderate difficulty. Ropes, ice axes, and crampons are usually required for this trip.
Join GO-Adventures and our good friends from Alpine Inspirations Climbing School for an attempt on Gannett Peak. Gannett Peak is the highest peak in Wyoming, and in the Wind River range at 13,804 feet. With five rugged glaciers on its ﬂank, Gannett Peak boasts the largest glaciers in the American Rocky Mountains. This trek is remote and considered an exciting alpine mountaineering challenge due to its inaccessibility and moderate difficulty. Gannett Peak was ﬁrst climbed in 1922. This trip is best tackled by strong climbers with great stamina. The trip includes traversing glaciers that contain deep crevasses.
Ropes, crampons, ice axes and the knowledge on proper usage are essential. Gannett is considered by many mountaineers to be the most difﬁcult state high point in the lower 48!
We will use the Cold Spring Approach, which cuts about 10 hard miles each way from the standard route. This route passes over Indian Reservation land and requires a shuttle to the trailhead.