Portage Icefield

On March 29, 2006 Andrew McCarthy and I left the Portage Visitor Center at 4am. Eighteen hours later we skied into Moose Pass. Our tour was 45 miles and climbed 7,000 vertical feet. We used metal-edged, scaled skis with skinny skins. 

Sunrise over Prince William Sound from the Burns Glacier.

 

Slogging up the Spencer Glacier to the Trail Glacier.



Near the top of the Spencer Glacier below Isthmus Peak.
  

Water breat at the top of the Trail Glacier.


Skiing the Trail Glacier.

 

Crossing from the Snow Glacier into the Grant Lake drainage. 



Nearing Grant Lake.

 

Downtown Moose Pass. Andrew hitching back to Portage.