North America, United States, Washington, Cascade Range, Glacier Peak, Scimitar Glacier Variant
Glacier Peak, Scimitar Glacier Variant. On July 21 and 22 Jim Corbin, Vinny Perone and I climbed the Scimitar Glacier route on Glacier Peak. Instead of going up the final headwall directly toward the summit, we traversed to the right on hard névé and steep black ice of 50° to 60° for four or five pitches. We feel we have accomplished a somewhat difficult variant of some 700 to 900 feet.
Roger L. Kammerer