Mount Olympus/Blue Glacier


Basic Glacier Climb - Mount Olympus/Blue Glacier

4 day trip to the highest point of the Olympics

  • Wed, Jul 3, 2019 — Sat, Jul 6, 2019
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Technical 3, Strenuous 4, Basic Glacier Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 44.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 7,400 ft


Camp permits got confirmed: 7/3: Lewis Meadows; 7/4 Glacier Meadows; 7/5 Martin creek. Hike out on 7/6. Camping fees will be shared.

This is a long and strenuous trip. Please only sign up if you are conditioned.

Sign up starts on May 31st. Priority for Seattle Basic grads and Seattle Basic students. After June 15th, the trip is open to all students and branches. Students, do not email the leader before 5/31. Rope leads can contact me at any time.



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 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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