Mount Olympus/Blue Glacier


Basic Glacier Climb - Mount Olympus/Blue Glacier

Challenging trip to climb the namesake of the Olympic National Park

  • Thu, Jun 20, 2019 — Sun, Jun 23, 2019
  • Tacoma Climbing Subcommittee
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Technical 3, Strenuous 4, Basic Glacier Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 44.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 7,400 ft

7:00 AM Hoh river Trailhead

Scheduled 4 days to allow for the possibility to allow for weather as needed. Day 1 we will travel to Glacier Meadows to camp. Day 2/3 we will make our summit push based on conditions and then return to Glacier Meadows for the night. Day 4 we will return to the trailhead.

Priority will be given to Tacoma Basic and Intermediate Climbing students requiring graduation credits.


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
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