Intermediate Glacier Travel Field Trip

Field trip: Intermediate Glacier Travel

Intermediate Glacier Travel Field Trip - Mount Hood/South Side

Intermediate Glacier Travel Field Trip including winter mountaineering experience with snow shelter construction, running belay, advanced crevasse rescue techniques, avalanche safety equipment practice.

  • Strenuous 1, Technical 2
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,235 ft

We will meet Saturday morning at the  Timberline long term parking lot at 9AM. This is a 4.5 hour drive from Bremerton and we will arrange carpooling prior to the event.

I will relocate the trip to either Mount Rainier or Mount Ellinor/Hurricane Ridge in the Olympics based on the weather conditions and forecast.


Mount Hood/South Side

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Ten essentials plus winter camping gear. Bring tent but we will shoot for sleeping in snow caves.
  • Warm clothes and multiple pairs of gloves essential.
  • 2 Pickets with runners.
  • Harness and glacier travel set up of prusiks, sufficient runners and carabiners.
  • Avalanche Gear (beacon, shovel, probe)
  • Snowshoes or skies very likely required to reach the field trip site at the top of the Palmer chairlift.
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