Summit Program at the Silcox Hut

Length:2 days
Price:Private Trip Rates:
3 climbers $1,485
2 climbers $1,585
1 climber $2,210

Open Group Trips (we group you with other climbers):
Dates:2024 Dates are NEARLY full - Call now to get a spot!
Location:South side of Mount Hood

Our Silcox Hut-based Summit Program offers unmatched amenities for climbers in the Pacific Northwest. The cozy bed, catered dinner and warm fire and catered set you up for the challenges of the summit climb, knowing that waffles are waiting for you when you return!

Historic Silcox Hut

The centerpiece of the Silcox Hut is a large room that features a fireplace and comfortable seating, alongside the dining room with hand-carved wooden furniture, and windows looking up and down the mountain. The lower level of the Silcox Hut includes sleeping quarters, restrooms and showers.

Catered dinner is served family-style by the Hut-keeper. Afterwards we’ll have coffee, tea and, dessert. Of course, you’ll need dessert to get you ready for your summit climb. Breakfast includes oatmeal, fruit, juice, muffins and pastries, and coffee or tea. As you can tell, this is about as good as it gets for mountain living with an appetite!

Skills Training

In the morning, we’ll meet at the Timberline Lodge to go over gear and logistics. Then we’ll spend the morning in our snow skills training course. In class, we’ll cover footwork, ice axe usage, and our rope systems. In the afternoon we’ll take a snowcat up to the Silcox Hut at 7,000 feet and enjoy the amenities of the hut – overlooking all of Oregon.

Summit Climb

Our summit climb begins with a wake-up call in the middle of the night – the smell of coffee and pastries will help. We’ll begin our climb with another snowcat ride up to about 8,000 feet, and then climbing on foot from there. We aim to reach the summit around sunrise. Whether we turn around at the summit or earlier, there is still a lot of work to descend to the hut, where breakfast will be waiting. Then, we’ll enjoy one last snowcat ride down the mountain to the Timberline Lodge.

Get Started

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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Silcox Hut Summit Program

South side of Mount Hood

The Silcox Hut Summit Program includes guided instruction and an ascent of Mount Hood, paired with the cozy ambience of the historic Silcox Hut. Also, a catered dining experience for dinner and breakfast. All of this is bookended by snowcat transportation to and from the Silcox Hut.

Elevation:11,239 feet
Style:Steep snow and alpine ice
Skill Level:Entry-level

"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

Skill Series

Next Steps

  • The Cooper Spur is much longer and a bit steeper than the south side of Mount Hood. It’s a great way to build experience multipitch climbing on steep snow
  • The Coleman-Deming on Mount Baker is a great introduction to glacier travel. Moderate to advanced routes make this a great learning environment for climbers of all levels

Know Before You Go

  • Entry-level climbers are welcome on this program. We’ll teach you everything that you need to know. All the technical gear is available for rent.
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