East Ridge of Eldorado

Ratio: 2:1
Length: 3 days
Price: 1 climber $1,350
2 $825 per climber
Dates: Custom dates are available after July 4th
Location: North Cascades National Park

This climb is the least difficult climb on Eldorado, but that doesn’t mean its easy! The East Ridge of Eldorado Peak features all the aspects of a climb in the Cascades range: steep trails, scree, glacier crossings and a knife-edged arete!

Our climb will start with a very steep trail climb as we head towards the edge of the Eldorado Glacier and a suitable site for our camp.  On our climb day, the climber will be greeted with crossing alpine boulder fields and a massive glacier in order to gain the East Ridge.  Eventually, the jaw dropping knife ridge leading to the summit of Eldorado Peak is encountered, the main feature of the climb. We will retrace our steps back down the route to our camp before making the hike out back to the trail head. This is a tough outing, but very rewarding. Additional days can be added to explore some other excellent climbs in the area.

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East Ridge of Eldorado

North Cascades National Park

A classic North Cascade Route. This climb combines a burly approach, glacier travel and a knife-edged snow ridge to make for a memorable alpine adventure.

Elevation: 8,686 feet
Style: Glacier travel, steep snow with a boulder-field approach
Skill Level: Difficult
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george

"I am very happy with my TMG experience. The guides were professional, personable, and extremely concerned about safety. . . I absolutely give highest marks to these guys. If you don't have much Alpine experience, or just want the security of seasoned veterans guiding you up this mountain, then I strongly recommend you sign up with them. Thanks, guys, for a great experience!!"

George C
Highland, UT
malcom

"What a fantastic experience gaining the summit of a mountain we've gazed on from Portland for 25 years! . . . We learned a great deal, had a ton of fun, felt in very capable hands, and had the reward of summiting on a beautiful clear day. The value of being with a professional, certified, guide and guiding organization was evident throughout. Kudos to the TMG team who were responsive, supportive, and fun to work with every step of the way."

Malcolm C
Portland, OR
Lucyan

"We booked 2-day overnight program on Mt. Hood with Timberline Mountain Guides. Our guides were great, . . super friendly and reputable. The program did not go as planned due to inclement weather but we still had fun and good experience. The guides were definitely flexible and provided guidance during the trip. I would recommend going with them if it's your first climbing trip on Mt. Hood for sure."

Lucyan
Portland, OR

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Prerequisites
  • Prior alpine climbing experience is required to join us on this program. Consider Mount Baker’s Coleman Deming for an introduction to glacier travel.
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