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Wiktoria PlawskaYay  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2015

Wiktoria Plawska

Solo ascent via south spur, left at 430am, summit at 11:30, and back by 3pm. Cloudless day, amazing gliassading, loved it. Will be back with my skis next time!
Posted Jun 7, 2015 10:51 pm

skylerSummit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2015


Climbed solo via the South Spur. Camped at the lunch counter. The weather was perfect for the 9am summit. Will do it again.
Posted May 6, 2015 9:48 am

endo.the.timbercar to car  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2015


nice hike. Mazama route.
Posted Apr 17, 2015 11:43 pm

golearyBeginners stupidity
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2013
This was my first attempt climbing a mountain and we decided to do it in one day. I didnĀ“t bring enough food or clothing for that matter and we did start towards the summit until around noon. Massive cloud system and electrical storm ended up turning us back less than 200 feet below the summit in the middle of the night. Definitely learned a lesson and will never do anything this stupid again.
Posted Jan 30, 2015 9:36 pm

Ian CulhaneSouth Spur Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2010

Ian Culhane

Great two day climb with optimal weather; amazing glissade down from the false summit!
Posted Jan 23, 2015 2:29 am

nlahueFantastic Views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2014


South Spur Route, Camped at Lunch Counter the night of the 5th. Started about 3:30 am for the summit and summited around 7ish as the second group on the summit for the day. Had amazing views of Ranier, Helens, Hood, Jefferson and even the 3 Sisters.
Posted Dec 9, 2014 6:52 pm

RkapmanSouth Spur  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2014


Started on the 11th camped up at the lunch counter, continued the following morning around 5am and made the summit around 9 am
Posted Dec 1, 2014 4:45 pm

Vic HansonA beautiful day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2014

Vic Hanson

After picking up my permit that morning I didn't start hiking until 9:30, reached the summit at 3 pm, and back at parking at 6. Was a fun glissade in spots! South Spur route.
Posted Sep 19, 2014 11:48 pm

NSchweigerSouth Spur  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2014
Great first snow climb.
Posted Sep 8, 2014 2:22 pm

Lenny72Long Day of Climbing on Mount Adams!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2014


Camped at Cold Springs Campground and started up Trail #183. Nearly got nailed by a huge rock that came tumbling down the steep slope but got out of the way in time. Made it up to the summit and back to the campground in one long day. Strenuous going up but definitely worth the view from the top. Glissade down was quite fast and fun!
Posted Aug 21, 2014 4:58 pm

FensterschlechterAdams Glacier solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2014


3 day trip, 2 nights at High Camp. Mostly steep snow. Crevasse navigation had me climbing about 25' of water ice on the far right at about 10.5k'. Had gear but didn't use it there. Descended N Cleaver, found a rap station to get to a decent snow field around 10k'. Mosquitos were bloody awful below 7k'.
Posted Aug 16, 2014 3:10 pm

x83415South Spur  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2014
Warm weather and soft snow. Glissade down was fantastic!
Posted Aug 13, 2014 2:22 am

lalpinistGlissade!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2014


There is a nearly continuous 2,000-foot glissade from the false summit to lunchcounter.
Posted Aug 12, 2014 1:38 am

yadahzoemtnBest Ever Glissade  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2013


Wow this one is worth doing over and over and over again. Started early and did it in one push. Great glissade down.
Posted Aug 5, 2014 11:49 pm

WalkoutnowSouth Spur  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2014


Great weather both days we were on the mountain. We camped around 8900 ft with relative privacy. Tons of places to choose from, where people have worked hard to create rock shelters (much appreciated).Long snow slog up with varying snow conditions in the morning hours. Only wished we would have brought crampons instead of microspikes during that part. Other than that, a simple snow hike up. Great views from the top, and the best glissading ever - over 2500ft of it on the way down!
Posted Aug 1, 2014 1:03 pm

bbsolo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2014
11 hrs car to car. South route
Posted Jul 26, 2014 1:50 am

brihuangSouth Side Snowboard  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2014


Solo 14 hour round trip from 830PM to 1030AM with a 2.5 hour rest/nap in between. Fun ride down and avoided the hottest part of the day!
Posted Jul 18, 2014 7:39 am

DrGranolaWarm but fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2014


Overnighted at the Lunch Counter which was very warm. Mild overnight temps and a light freeze made for punchy snow until just under Pikers where it was bullet proof. Enjoyable walk to the summit. First Cascade climb! Trip report
Posted Jul 17, 2014 2:55 pm

Fairley8Re: Mt Adams South Spur


Hi Jurgen, I haven't skied Adams yet. I agree, it's too late in the season for it to be worth it at this point. I will probably aim for a late winter/spring attempt next year and just plan on a very long approach.
Posted Jul 16, 2014 5:06 pm

Trawinski1-nighter South Spur  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2014


Hiked in in the afternoon of July 8 and spent the night at around 8,000 ft near Crescent Glacier. 0700 start next day and summited with girlfriend at around 1PM. Snow pretty punchy most of the way, but epic glissade runs the whole way down.
Posted Jul 16, 2014 4:00 pm

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