Standing at 11,245 feet, Mt. Hood is Oregon's tallest peak. With sunrise views reaching from Mt. Rainier to the north, Mt. Jefferson and the Three Sisters to the south, a summit experience on Mt. Hood is breathtaking and magical. The south side routes are accessible to climbers with no previous mountaineering experience provided they are in good physical condition at the time of the climb.
As part of the Mt. Hood climb program you will receive a professional Snow Training Climb Class on the first day of your climb. Following your class, you will be transported to the Silcox Hut via a snow cat to enjoy dinner and lodging with your team that evening. Early the next morning, you will begin you climb up the south route of Mt. Hood. From Palmer Glacier, you will go around Crater Rock and cross on the Hogsback. The typical route takes you through the Old Chute as you approach the summit.
Registration for this climb is $250 which also go towards your fundraising goals. The minimum fundraising requirement to participate and have a guaranteed spot for your mountain is $3,900.
The climbers who sign up for the Mt. Hood program receive the following:
Invitation to the Kick-Off Event.
Participation in all training activities. This includes weekly training hikes led by experienced volunteers, a clothing and gear clinic, and a Climbers Clinic on Mt. Hood.
Discounts on gear.
A fundraising tips page full of fundraising ideas and sample letters to download, a personal page on the website, and access to one-on-one fundraising guidance from the professional fundraising staff of the American Lung Association.
All professional guide fees paid on your behalf
A delicious dinner and Lodging at the historic Silcox Hut the night before the climb, and breakfast after the climb. This includes a ride to Silcox Hut is via snow cat.
Two day Mt. Hood South Side climb program. Day 1 is the snow climb training day during which climbers learn all the safety techniques they will need to summit Mt. Hood. Day 2 starts around 1:00 am for a summit attempt. Most climbers return to Silcox Hut by 10:00 am. Our guides use a 3:1 client-to-guide ratio on its Mt. Hood climb programs.
Climb Celebration Lunch (alcohol not included) at Timberline Lodge following your climb.
The Mt. Hood program does not include:
Transportation to or from Mt. Hood.
Tips and gratuities.
Food. Participants are responsible for day-of climb snacks.
Personal, non-technical gear. Participants will be responsible for all items on the Gear List, with the exclusion of technical equipment (boots, crampons, ice axe, helmet and harness), which is provided.