I have climbed this mountain with the group a few weeks back and want to do this again. The photos from the previous climb are here. http://www.meetup.com/NW-Wilderness/photos/16533812/
Let's stand on the summit of the area's best big mountain (although previous climbing experience is helpful). It requires fitness and stamina but is not technical, meaning there are no crevasses, no roping up, etc. At 12,276 feet, Adams is the second tallest mountain in Washington and is a thousand feet higher than Mount Hood. Here are the photos from last summer's climb.
This is a two-day outing, with an overnight stay on the mountain at Lunch Counter (a ridge at about 9,200 feet) to adjust to the altitude. The views and sunset/sunrise there are spectacular. We will climb the non-technical South route. On Saturday, after getting our climbing permits, we will start our ascent at about 5,500 feet. After we reach about 8,000 feet, the rest of the route is on snow. It will be a gradual slog up to our camp and for this segment, snowshoes or crampons are not needed.
Early the next morning the real climb begins, on a much steeper slope, but we will be following the footsteps of hundreds of other climbers. For the actual climb, crampons and ice axes are required. After the summit, the thrilling highlight of the Mount Adams climb is the long seated glissade back to camp, basically a 2,500-foot-tall luge run. Then we pack up our gear and continue the long walk down the hill.
If you have to be back by a certain time, please do not sign up for this event.
Here is the link to the climbing conditions:
The pre climb meeting will be determined. I will email you where it is going to be at. Attendance is required. If you do not come to the meeting and you have not contacted me in advance about it, I will remove you from the team. I will email my phone number before the meeting.
Please email me your climbing resume. I will select the team from there. I will set the team to six people. If the weather condition is not good, I will cancel the event and reschedule it.
PARTICIPATE AT YOUR OWN RISK; Northwest Wilderness Group organizers are volunteers. We come prepared to lead you on a trail or off trail hike but assume no liability for your safety getting to or from the trail-head or on the hike. In case of accident, illness, or other incapacity, hikers must pay for their own medical and/or evacuation expenses, whether or not the hiker has specifically authorized them.