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.

Summit Program

Spring, Summer | 2 days

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

Advanced Climbing Program

Spring, Summer | 2 days

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

Summit Program at the Silcox Hut

Summer | 2 days

We’re pleased to announce Silcox Hut-based Mount Hood climbs. The Silcox offers unmatched amenities for climbers. Spend the night in the cozy lodge, warming by the fireplace while you acclimatize. Enjoy catered dinner and breakfast. Then literally step out the door with your    …trip details

Four Day Alpine Climbers Seminar

Summer | 4 days

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

Three Day Summit Program

Spring, Summer | 3 days

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.Day 1: Steep Snow Climbing Course in which we instruct all of the skills that you will need for our summit    …trip details

Overnight Summit Program

Summer | 2 days

This climb is for beginners and intermediate climbers, and 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 Route on Mt Hood. The Southside route    …trip details

Three Day Overnight Summit Program

Summer | 3 days

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

Summer | 2 days

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

Reid Headwall

Spring | 1 day

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

North Side Mountaineering

Summer | 3 days

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

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