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
Jason moving up towards the Hogsback.

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

Three Day Summit Program

Spring, Summer | 3 days
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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

Three Day Summit Overnight Program

Summer | 3 days
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This three day course is perfect for those who are wanting to 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 to basecamp at Illumination Saddle and    …trip details

Advanced Climbing Program

Spring, Summer | 2 days
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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

North Side Mountaineering

Summer | 3 days
Mt Hood North Side

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

Glacier Tour

Summer, Fall | 1 day
Getting into the good crevasses.

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

Wy’East Route

Spring | 1 day
Climbing Steep Snow on Mount Hood

Great access and fun climbing combine to make this a classic Mount Hood climb for those who have already  summited via one of the standard south side routes.  After getting out of the snow cat at the top of the Palmer chairlift we’ll head towards and cross the White River    …trip details

Leuthold’s Couloir

Spring | 1 day

Leuthold's Couloir snakes its way up the west side of Mount Hood providing sustained steep snow climbing for several pitches that any experienced climber will find enjoyable.  Our ascent will begin with a snow cat ride to the top of the Timberline ski area.  From there we    …trip details

Reid Headwall

Spring | 1 day
Climbing Reid Headwall Mt. Hood

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

Sandy Headwall

Spring | 1 day
Sandy Headwall

The prominent west face of Mount Hood is dominated by the the seldom climbed Sandy Headwall.  This is a very strenuous climb covering lots of ground and ascends the steep west face of the mountain.  The climb can be done in a big day with the use of a snow cat start.  The    …trip details

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