Tony Bubb and Company Ascend Gannet Peak in 1993 o...
Gannett Peak is the highest peak in the Wind River Range and the state of Wyoming. It is identified by it's broad snow capped summit. The peak is flanked by five glaciers: Dinwoody, Gooseneck and Gannett on the east. Mammoth and Minor glaciers on the west. The first ascent was made in 1922 by Arthur Tate and Floyd Stahlnaker. The Gooseneck Route is the most popular.
Several approach trails exist. The Gannett and Fremont Peak North USGS quads are most useful in determining the most suitable approach route to your destination. The Glacier Trail, from Trail Lake Ranch is quite popular (23 miles).
From the top of Dinwoody pass you descend down a snowfield onto Dinwoody Glacier. From the glacier head north towards the base of Gannett. There is an obvious band of snow that connects Dinwoody Glacier to Gooseneck Glacier that you need to cross to begin the steeper part of the ascent. Once you cross the snow band, begin heading up the glacier until you are at the base of the couloirs that head up the southern flank of Gannett. Take the further left of the couloirs. The crux of the route b...[more]Browse More Classics in WY