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What is in your mountaineering day pack?

Hey all!

I recently did a light and fast "done in a day" summit of Eldorado Peak in the North Cascades NP, it was amazing.  It was a 15 hour day, with 7000 feet of elevation gain, and was just so beautiful!  I highly reccomend it! 

I got my pack weight down to 23 lbs, before adding any group gear like ropes and pickets. I noticed a few people on the climb were leaving gear like gaiters and rainwear (based on forecast) behind that used to be considered essential.  

What do you carry for a "done in a day" glacier summit?   Are there things you are leaving behind that you used to bring along?



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