Mount Olympus/Blue Glacier

Trip

Basic Alpine Climb - Mount Olympus/Blue Glacier

This is a tough 4-day climb of Mt Olympus and hopefully attempting Mt Tom with a camp on the Snow Dome.

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  • Fri, Jul 7, 2017 — Mon, Jul 10, 2017
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Technical 3, Strenuous 4, Basic Glacier Climb
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 44.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 7,400 ft

Hoh Ranger Station at 0900

This is a tough trip - around 50 miles including Mt Tom.  Not a climb to discover your limits (I can't leave anyone on the trail!).  We'll need to leave Seattle no later than 0500, in order to make it to base camp on the Friday before sundown.

Route/Place

Mount Olympus/Blue Glacier


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • Crampons
  • An ice axe (not technical ice tools)
  • A back pack (40 to 60 liters)
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Chock pick (nut tool)
  • Rescue pulley
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Belay gloves
  • Warm gloves or mittens
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