Ice Climbing on Mount Hood

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Sat, 09/25/2010 - Sun, 09/26/2010

Ever wanted to try your hand at swinging ice tools and climbing around on a glacier?  Well here's your chance!  Spend a wonderful weekend wandering around on the dramatic north side of Mt. Hood, climbing on ice and hanging out with your friends.  

We'll leave Saturday afternoon (about 4pm) and drive up to the north side of the mountain  - it's about a two hour drive.  We'll car camp at the nice campground at the end of the road.  On Sunday we'll get up early and walk about an hour on a good trail to the Elliot Glacier.  The leaders will talk with the group about glaciers, how they're formed and why they act the way they do.  Most of the rest of the day will be spnt climbing up short ice pitches.  It's fun for everyone.

Participants should be in good physical condition but don't need any climbing experience.  Climbing boots are essential and can be rented from many outdoor shops in the Portland area.  Ice tools, ropes, helmets and harnesses will be provided upon request.  Bring a lunch.

The trip is open to current Upper School students.

The cost of the trip is $40.

To sign up, visit the Outdoor Program office, or send an email to