Mount Adams climb. Labor Day weekend. 2 day outing.

  • August 31, 2013 · 5:30 AM

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:

http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/giffordpinchot/alerts-notices/?cid=stelprdb5172538

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.

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  • Svetlana

    Thanks Chatchay for organizing the climb, great company and lucky with the weather. Should do it again!

    1 · September 4, 2013

    • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

      Yeah. I am thinking about it. Maybe one more time at the end of the month. Thanks.

      September 4, 2013

  • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

    What an excellent trip. Solid team and climbers. Mixed group with different skills. The weather cooperated with us the whole time. The people are determined to summit and enthusiatic about it. Thank you for being part of the festivity and making this Labor Day weekend memorable. Yes, I did summited twice. Thank you for helping each other out and sharing the knowledge of the mountaneering skills and experience. I will see you on a next outdoor adventure.

    September 3, 2013

  • Natalie S.

    Meet up time is 6am at the private residence. I spoke to Chatchay personally, he currently has no internet access and asked me to post this. Good luck to all!!!!!!!

    August 30, 2013

  • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

    Yes. The weather is looking good for the weekend climb. I am looking forward to it. Thanks.

    http://www.mountain-forecast.co...­

    2 · August 29, 2013

  • B.G

    I think the night will be cold @ Lunch Counter. Carry good warm sleeping bag, puffy, wind jacket. Give the the mountain some time to thaw Sunday morning if it has frozen overnight. If there are some clouds hanging around the summit, stay put till they clear. Stay safe and good luck.

    3 · August 27, 2013

  • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

    The weather forecast is still looking good for the climb

    http://www.mountain-forecast.co...­

    August 28, 2013

  • Rick L. J.

    The wind seems to be on the high side but I doubt it will be as strong as the predictions. Wonder if you will be able to tell it snowed. Any thing Andee should know since she missed the meeting?

    August 27, 2013

    • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

      I talked to her over the phone yesterday. I sent her the address of where we are all meeting at on Saturday morning.

      August 27, 2013

  • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

    The weather is looking good so far for the weekend climb. http://www.mountain-forecast.co...­

    Let's keep our fingers crossed. Thanks.

    August 27, 2013

  • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

    Here is the weather forecast for next weekend. We can only cross our fingers hoping that the prediction is right.

    http://www.weather.com/weather/...­

    August 23, 2013

  • Rick L. J.

    We were wondering if micro spikes would be ok instead of crampons at this time of year. No yaks though. Yuk yuk

    August 23, 2013

    • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

      I think so. I have seen people climb to the summit with microspikes or no traction at all. I am bringing mine in case. Thanks.

      August 23, 2013

  • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

    Just a reminder the mandatory pre climb meeting is this Sunday at Green Dragon Lounge between 8:30pm and 9pm. The ones that cannot make it and have talked to me personally, you are still on the climb and will keep you update on things periodically. The ones that can make it, I will see you then. You MUST attend the meeting or you will be unRSVPed. Sorry. I have a lot of things to cover and is very important. Any questions, please message or call me if you have my phone number. Thanks.

    Chatchay

    August 23, 2013

  • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

    I realized that a lot of you have things going on this Saturday. I will reschedule the pre climb meeting for this Sunday at the place between 8 to 8:30pm depending on what time I get back in town from hiking. Like I say it is mandatory and you just be present in order to climb. Any questions, please message me. Thanks.

    Chatchay

    August 22, 2013

    • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

      The ones that could not make it on that day. I talked to you personally already and will keep you updated. Thanks.

      August 22, 2013

  • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

    Tomorrow will be the last day to decide if I want to add one more person. For the one that have not message me your climbing resume and still on the waitlist. You cannot attend the climb if I have not seen it yet. Sorry. Thanks.

    1 · August 22, 2013

  • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

    I decided that we all should meet close to 9pm this Sunday at Green Dragon Lounge. See you then. Thanks.

    August 22, 2013

  • Svetlana

    I would rather meet on Sunday, even close to 9 PM. We probably will not be back from triple D on Saturday before 11 PM.

    2 · August 22, 2013

  • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

    If you cannot make it to the pre meeting this Saturday, please let me know. We can do it on Sunday. The only thing is I am planning on hiking that day and likely will not be back in town until close to 9pm. Doing an 18 miler. Thanks.

    August 21, 2013

  • Rick L. J.

    Chatchay. I think Andee may be climbing with Olga in Washington this weekend. She will most likely miss the meeting.

    August 21, 2013

    • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

      No worries. I know she have a lot of experience and will still be on the roster. You should join us. Thanks.

      August 21, 2013

  • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

    For the attendees. The place we are going to have the mandatory pre climb meeting is at Green Dragon Lounge 928 SE 9th Ave Portland, OR 97214. [masked].

    It will be this Saturday. I will send you more info. Thanks.

    Chatchay

    1 · August 21, 2013

  • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

    I am opening two more slots for the roster. Thanks.

    August 21, 2013

  • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

    I will let you guys know tomorrow who I decide to be on the team. If you do not get chosen, please do not take it personally. I will based on the resume that you submitted to me and climbing experience. Good luck to you. Thanks.

    August 20, 2013

    • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

      If you do not submit your climbing resume to me, you will not get on this climb. Sorry. Thanks.

      August 20, 2013

  • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

    I need your climbing resume please email them to me. I will decide by today ir tomorrow for the team. Thanks.

    1 · August 20, 2013

  • Meryl L.

    Have fun guys - I'll be in Italy!!!!

    1 · August 20, 2013

  • Penny M.

    I've been looking to do my first summit I've been doings about 4 steep 6 mile hikes a week and have gotten my stamina up. I could learn a lot from you

    1 · August 19, 2013

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