Mount Olympus

Climb Mount Olympus With Alpine Ascents

Great. The best climbing trip I have ever been on, and that includes successful summits of Mt. Adams, Mt. Baker, and Mt. Rainer. The views from the summit across the Olympics are spectacular, and the climbing itself involves a fun hike through the Hoh rain forest, glacier traverse as well as rock climbing. Fantastic guides ! The guides were open and very capable of mentoring each client with their varied mountaineering goals. In particular for myself, clear instruction to assist during the rock scramble – Olympus Climber

The undisputed crown jewel of the Olympic Mountain Range, Mount Olympus beckons mountaineers to her remote summit.   Though the peak is relatively diminutive in stature when compared to the Cascade volcanoes,  glory on Olympus comes only after trekking 17.5 miles through a primeval temperate rainforest, crossing the crevassed Blue Glacier, and scrambling an exposed summit ridge.  For any Northwest climber this peak is considered a rite of passage; for everyone this is an adventure through the beautiful and diverse terrain of Olympic National Park, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Alpine Ascents’ five-day climb of Mount Olympus is an excellent choice for climbers who appreciate the journey as well as the destination.   This instructional course/summit climb teaches the basics of glacier mountaineering, including proper ice axe use and self-arrest skills, glacier travel, and basic rope techniques while aiming to summit a remote peak at the very center of Olympic National Park.  With a 3:1 climber-to-guide ratio, we offer personal and hands-on training with an experienced guide team. Successful completion of this program gives you the required skills for some of our more advanced expeditions as well as serious bragging rights.

Tents Equipment & Meals

Provided: All group climbing equipment, including climbing ropes, technical hardware, and tents;  breakfasts and dinners on the mountain.
Not Provided: Transportation, personal equipment, and lunches. You are responsible for all items on the Gear List.

Reading List

This is a highly recommended shortlist and we would be happy to pass on a longer reading list for those interested. These links will bounce to Amazon.com with reviews.

Mountaineering: Freedom of the Hills
Don Graydon (Ed.), Kurt Hanson (Ed.), Mountaineers Society, Mountaineers Books
The Illustrated Guide to Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue
Andy Tyson, Mike Clelland, Climbing Magazine

Very well organized from the beginning when I first contacted the office through the climb itself.  The office staff helped me choose the best possible climb for my interest and ability and the written materials I received were completed and helped my choose my gear correctly, which can be confusing for a beginning climber.  Your […]

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