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Mt. Hood

Every year, Summit for Someone climbers join together to ascend some of the world’s most breathtaking mountains to improve the lives of under-served, urban youth. The vital funding that is raised through Summit for Someone makes it possible for Big City Mountaineers to deliver transformational wilderness mentoring expeditions to urban youth across the country in need of positive adult guidance in challenging and restorative environments.


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Mt HoodAt 11,239 feet, this beautiful cone-shaped volcanic peak is the highest point in the state of Oregon. Mount Hood, located 50 miles east of Portland, is one of the most-climbed glaciated peaks in North America. Unlike many of the Cascade Volcanoes, this is a reasonable one-day climb. If you’re new to the sport, this is the one to try! The program starts with the Basic Snow Climbing Course and culminates on day two with a snowcat ride to the top of Timberline Ski Area and from there, an ascent of Mt. Hood via the South Side Route. This entry-level technical climb requires the use of a rope, crampons and ice axe.

  • Guide: Timberline Mountain Guides
  • Guide Fee (paid by BCM): $620
  • Climb Type: Glacier
  • Skill Requirement: Beginner
  • Location: Mount Hood, Oregon
  • Elevation: 11,239 feet
  • Pledge Requirement: $3,600 (including a non-refundable registration fee)
  • Route: South Side/Pearly Gates
  • Dates: June 24 – 25, 2017
  • Gear Package
    • Jansport Tahoma Pack
    • Jansport SFS Shirt
    • Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe
    • Jansport Summit Flag
    • Smartwool Socks
    • Chaos Balaclava
    • Columbia Fleece
    • Light My Fire Meal Kit
    • Polartec Gloves
    • Columbia Tee


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