August 12, 2013

A Weekend on Mount Adams

Standing at the summit

Standing at the summit

Over the past seven weeks I have been taking a mountaineering and climbing course with the Mazamas, a mountaineering organization here in Portland. In order to practice roped glacier travel and snow climbing, we spent the past few days up on Mount Adams in Washington. Camping at 9,000 feet was a lot of fun and offered some amazing views of the Cascade Mountains.

The best part about the trip was summiting on the final morning. The weather was perfect and the view from over 12,000 feet was amazing. It was a great experience and I learned a lot during the practice sessions. Mount Adams is now the highest mountain that I have climbed in the Pacific Northwest.

Trip Stats

Distance: 12 Miles
Elevation Gain: 6,700 Feet

Photos From the Trip

The gear I took up the mountain.

The gear I took up the mountain.

Our camp at 9,000 feet.

Our camp at 9,000 feet.

Beautiful view of Mount St. Helens

Beautiful view of Mount St. Helens

Making our way up.

Making our way up.

Visibility started out poor but got better throughout the morning.

Visibility started out poor but got better throughout the morning.

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