Mount Adams/South Spur


Alpine Scramble - Mount Adams/South Spur

Mount Adams via the South Spur is a strenuous 14 mile snow scramble to the summit of one of Washington's volcanoes, with 6,600 feet of elevation gain. Please read leader notes before requesting permission.

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  • Strenuous 5, Technical 4
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,600 ft

Meet at Seattle area (location TBD) 5:00am for those desiring to carpool

Arrive at Mt Adams Ranger Station, Trout Lake - between 9:00-9:30AM

Priority provided to Seattle J Pod students through preregistration.

Next priority will be students completing substantial recent conditioning activities and with overnight camping experience.

Participants need to be willing and believe they are able to complete the climb in a single day on Monday should weather preclude the planned Sunday approach and overnight at the Lunch Counter.

Participants, please do not send inquiries or permission requests until registration opens.

An Assistant Leader with experience on challenging overnight scrambles or climbs should request registration prior to opening and is approved to register without requesting permission once registration is open.

The participant roster may be expanded once an assistant leader is registered and confirmed.


Mount Adams/South Spur

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