Glacier, one of the highest peaks in the Cascades, is fairly remote with a long approach hike and a low starting elevation. This makes for more of a challenge than the actual climbing, which is technically quite easy.
|Driving Distance from Portland||270 miles|
|Driving Time from Portland||5 hours|
|Expected Duration||Car to car in two or more days|
|Relevant Books||Climbers Guide to the Cascade Volcanoes by Jeff Smoot Selected Climbs in the North Cascades by Nelson and Potterfield Cascade Alpine Guide: Stevens Pass to Rainy Pass by Fred Beckey|
|Relevant Maps||USGS 7 1/2 minute series, Glacier Peak West & East, and Geo-graphics, Glacier Peak <href="http: "="" adventure="" c463="" starts-here="" title="On the Mazama Climbing and Hiking map page " www.mazamas.org="" your="">On the Mazama Climbing and Hiking map page <href="http: maps.google.com="" maps?f="q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Glacier+Peak&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=38.775203,93.164063&ie=UTF8&ll=48.109781,-121.111908&spn=0.015989,0.04549&t=p&z=15"" title="Google map">Google map</href="http:></href="http:>|
|Awards Qualified||16 Major NW Peaks|