Glacier Ice Climbing – 2 day course

Length:2 days
Price:1 climber $1,000
2+ $650 per climber
Dates:Custom dates are available during June and July
Location:The Eliot Glacier

If you have some steep snow climbs under your belt and are looking to take on moderate to steep ice routes in the mountains, this course is designed for you.  In this two day introductory course we will cover the fundamentals of using two technical ice tools as well as different crampon techniques suitable for steep ice lines.  We will also cover how and when to place ice screws for protection and for anchors. We typically teach this course on the White River Glacier or the Eliot Glacier on Mt Hood.

This course is offered for climbers who are interested in more instruction and more time practicing steep and vertical ice climbing techniques including a variety of crampon techniques and when to implement them as well as different ice tool techniques and positions.

In this two day course, there is more of an emphasis on different types of anchor construction as well as protection placement for leading steep ice routes.  Students will have the option of doing a top-roped lead to bring together and apply all the course material that was covered.

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Interested in a trip? Call us today to get started on your trip reservation. We will take the time to place you on the expedition that is a fit for you.

(541) 312-9242

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Glacier Ice Climbing Clinic

The Eliot Glacier

We will travel on foot up to the Eliot Glacier. We’ll head out on to the glacier and travel until we find a suitable location to lower into the crevasses and climb out! We can find cracks and ice formations of a variety of difficulties.



Elevation:Approximately 8,000 feet
Style:AI2-5 glacier ice climbing
Skill Level:Entry-level
Ice Climbing- Mtn

"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

"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

"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."

Portland, OR

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  • There are no prerequisites for this course – we’ll teach you everything you need to know!
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