Basic Glacier Climb - Mount Olympus/Blue Glacier


Basic Glacier Climb - Mount Olympus/Blue Glacier

This is a mentored climb for Brent Williams by Jon Ewen. Priority given to Olympia Basic Climb students (preference given to graduates of Conditioner Hike Series). Leader permission required - contact Brent Williams for permission. *****NOTE CLIMB DATES ARE FRIDAY JULY 27 THROUGH SUNDAY JULY 29 *****

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  • Fri, Jul 27, 2018 — Sun, Jul 29, 2018
  • Olympia Basic Alpine Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Technical 3, Strenuous 4, Basic Glacier Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 44.0 nm
  • Elevation Gain: 7,400 ft

Email to follow with more detail.  Meet at MWPR then to Hoh River Trailhead.

This is a 3 day climb involving 40+ miles of hike/climb travel - top conditioning required.

Completion of Olympia Conditioner Series required.  Leader permission required prior to sign up.  Priority to Olympia Climb students.

Permit fees involved for each participant.


Mount Olympus/Blue Glacier

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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