First peak involving glacier travel. Great experience. We started the climb about 1:45 a.m., and reached the summit at about 5:45 a.m., just when the sun was coming over the top of the peak. It was very windy at the top, but good snow conditions. Originally worried about the warm weather, but the temps dropped low enough to freeze everything. Already making plans for the next one.
Climbed with crzyjt. Left at 2AM in a horrendous windstorm which luckily abated by sunrise. FS reported icy conditions in the Old Chute, but apparently icy means "perfect cramponing snow." Pretty ideal climb once the wind stopped.
It was my first decent mountain, and I went with a group of 12. Most of them were newbies as well, so we didn't summit until 2:30pm, even though we left at the right time. I did carry a watermelon to the top though, which made for a very enjoyable lunch at the top with great views between the whisps of clouds.
Climbed with Carl. Got wheathered off above the lifts the previous weekend with Machelle. Temps were brutally cold till reaching the summit (sun!). Left chute was solid ice going up. Right chute was good plunge stepping coming down. Arrived to lonely summit!
I climbed with Dan-O below me and the same group of people who raised donations to benefit Big City Mountaineers. Just like he said, it was a great group of people and a great climb! I hope to climb more of the Cascade volcanoes in the future.
Another fundraiser climb, this one benefiting the “Big City Mountaineers”. Up the south side with Craig Van Hoy's Go Trek & Expeditions. Great group of people, great weather, great guide service.
Climbed Old Chute route. Left the ski area at 2am and was on the summit about 7:30. Not a lot of people on the mountain. We passed two groups on the way up and were first to summit for the day. Saw a few more coming up from the first lift ride on our way down. Fun route above the ski area, a slog up till there. Definitely want to try a north side route next time.
yeah, so i climbed this in 2005 and 2007 a couple weeks ago. didn't make the summit a couple weeks ago. wasn't up for it. but it provided nice views. wen't up the boring south side both times. it's a good endurance workout, and pretty views. not super "fun" though. oh well.
Had a great time on the Old Chute. Started at 1:30 am from Timberline and made it to the summit by about 8:30 am or so. We placed some pickets in the icy chute for added fall protection since we weren't getting very good purchace with our ice axes and crampons. Beautiful day and we had the whole mountain to ourselves!
Started at 3:00pm from Timberline Camped and Summited, great weather, above the clouds the whole time. Bergshrund is really has opened, and there appered to be a large rockfall through the Pearly Gates. Seems the Old Chute will be the primary route this year.
First glacier experience, a great time. Climbed with Timberline. Started out at 2:30, summited at 7:30, and raced bad weather on the way down. Crappy weather on days before and after, so we got lucky with the weather.
Bergschrund is really opened up on the Hogsback.
Picked the right day of the week for this one! A warm summit above the clouds, had lunch, took pics, enjoyed a great time with friends! :)
Excellent climb up the Leuthold Couloir with a bivi at Illumination saddle the night prior. We left camp under a full moon at 5am and summitted a little after 7am. There was still plenty of snow, but it was rather soft, which entailed a lot of postholing. Some ice chunks came down, but not too much debris at that time in the morning. We saw two other parties crossing the Reid Glacier after we had returned to the saddle to retrieve our gear. Sketchy that late in the day.
Started about 1:30. A nice workout (quads were on fire) but not too technical. Snow was soft most of the way up. Practically stairs up the old shoot that held fairly well. Quite a bit of ice falling down the old shoot; both natural and caused by other climbers.
After getting blown off the mountain a week earlier so we gave it another shot. Started at 3am. Many groups headed down because if the ice section. We went up the icy section and felt it wasn't as bad as they said. Reached the summit at 10am. The way down felt very hot. Beck to the car at about 1pm. Great weather and great climb with perfect conditions.
Started at 1:00 a.m. in very windy and cold conditions. (my water bottle froze wrapped in clothing inside my pack). Wind persisted throughout the day, but the clouds stayed in the valleys and it was a perfect day on top! Not as many people as expected for memorial day, we went up the old chute and were the only ones to do so while we were up there. Great glissade on the way down, although a little painful as the snow was still pretty frozen. I really need to learn how to ski, that looks alot more fun and much faster for descending!
I knew it would be crowding attempting Hood over Memorial Day weekend, but it wasn't as bad as expected. We went up the old chute route as the Pearly Gates looked busy. The snow was in great shape, soft enough to easily arrest a fall but firm enough to support. We roped up going down but could have done w/o. The summit ridge is exhilirating. You don't want to be here in a gale! Beautiful mountain. 4 more state highpoints to go!
South side - Hogsback. Gorgeous day, but half expected to see a News helicopter giving traffic reports on the mountain. It was bumper-to-bumper for a bit and then slow-and-go, but the mountain was as beautiful as ever and the glissading was truly enjoyable.
Wow! Hell of rush, really good climb! Started at 245am and summited just after 7am. Got to the Hogsback but too much traffic so veered off to the west and did an alternate route. Great experience and a hell of a challenge but great conditions. Maybe the Northern side/face next...
We enjoyed a fanastic sunrise! Climbed up from the Hogback to Heaven's Gate and decended through the Old Chute Variation. A great climb on another great mountain!