Mount Olympus/Blue Glacier


Basic Glacier Climb - Mount Olympus

Registration begins April 1. Roster being managed by Kerri Wheeler ( Please direct leader permission requests to Kerri. Priority given to Olympia basic climbing students needing a glacier climb for course credit. Other applicants will be noted, and added to the waiting list or roster beginning June 1.

  • Fri, Jul 21, 2023 — Mon, Jul 24, 2023
  • Olympia Basic Alpine Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Technical 3, Strenuous 4, Basic Glacier Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 44.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 7,400 ft

Details TBA

Participants please note.  This trip involves 45+ miles over 4 days.  This is very strenuous.  Participants strongly encouraged to complete at least two hikes of 10 miles or more in the months prior to the trip.  If you have any questions about your conditioning for this adventure contact any trip leader.


Mount Olympus/Blue Glacier

  • Green Trails Seven Lakes Basin/Mt Olympus Climb No. 133S

    Custom Correct Mount Olympus Climber's Map

    USGS Mt Olympus
  • See full route/place details.
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 sleeping bag rated to +20 degrees or colder
  • A sleeping pad
  • 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
  • Rescue pulley
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Warm gloves or mittens
Trip Reports