We gear this program for folks with little to no previous mountaineering experience, although a high degree of physical fitness is needed for this climb. Much of the information in the media and on the internet is misleading on the technical description of the Southside …trip details
Mt. Hood 11,240'
Standing 11,240 feet above the mighty Columbia River, Oregon’s highest peak offers technical climbing routes for the aspiring alpinist and is home to some classic alpine test pieces for the experienced climber.
Often noted as the second most climbed glaciated peak after Mt. Fuji, an ascent of Mt. Hood by any route is a technical climb requiring the use of ice axe and crampons.
With great access, climbers are treated to a technical climb on a big peak that is reasonably doable in one day- it’s as close to climbing in Europe one can get without the trans-Atlantic flight! The close proximity to a major metropolitan area, a road to 6,000 feet, as well as year round skiing makes Mt Hood an interesting place in general.
The Summit Program is our most popular and our most successful program. We gear this program for folks with little to no previous mountaineering experience, although a high degree of physical fitness is needed for this climb. Much of the information in the media and on the …trip details
Looking to escape the crowds on Mount Hood? Climb with us mid-week. In this three-day course, you'll spend time up on Mt Hood in a basecamp setting. We'll start by taking the Timberline Ski Lift (if it's running) up to the top of the ski area at 8500'. We'll then hike over …trip details
Cooper Spur ascends the prominent spur on the north side of the Newton Clark Glacier. Depending on the season we will approach either via the North side from Cloud Cap or wrapping around from the South side after taking a chairlift to the 8,500 foot mark. We will setup …trip details
Want to have your cake and eat it too? This four day program takes place from a basecamp on either the South or North side of Mt. Hood depending on the time of year and conditions. During this skill-intensive four day program we will cover our Steep Snow Climbing Course, …trip details
Do you already have a bunch of glaciated peaks under your belt and looking to get out on some steeper climbs? Our two day Advanced Climbing Program on Mount Hood will build on your previous experience introducing technical skills for steep snow climbs. We’ll cover movement …trip details
Reid Headwall on Mount Hood is steep and sustained and a great advanced early season climb on the west side of Mount Hood. We will begin our climb with a cat ride up to the top of the Palmer chairlift and the Palmer Glacier. Our climb will find us traversing west under …trip details
Come join us for a trip on the wilder side of Mt Hood! The north side of the mountain is a truly different place with steep climbs and rugged glaciation. On this three day trip, we have time to complete some skill instruction in steep climbing techniques and possibly …trip details
Join us for an amazing day of exploring some of the main glaciers and their many crevasses’ on Mount Hood. Depending on conditions we may check out the Reid Glacier, Elliot Glacier or the White River Glacier. Your guide will lead you through the surreal landscape created by …trip details
This intensive three day program includes two days of skill based instruction followed by a summit attempt via one of the routes on the south side of Mount Hood. The program will start with our Steep Snow Climbing Course where we will cover all of the skills that you will …trip details