The Mazama Glacier route is a less crowded and slightly more technical (crevasses present) route than the standard South Side of Adams. Be careful if you glissade - a twisted ankle here is a LOT more serious problem than on Hood. Rather than descending the same way you climbed, a faster (an more fun!) way down can be to glissade (carefully) the normal south side route from the false summit to about 9600 feet, traverse to the western edge of the Mazama Glacier, then descend the last 1000 feet to camp.

Other Information
Driving Distance from Portland 100 miles
Driving Time from Portland 2 hours
Expected Duration Car to car in two or more days
Interesting Features Glacier(s), Mountain Views
Relevant Books Climbers Guide to the Cascade Volcanoes by Jeff Smoot Selected Climbs in the North Cascades by Nelson and Potterfield Cascade Alpine Guide: Columbia River to Stevens Pass by Fred Beckey
Relevant Maps USGS 7.5 minute series, Mt. Adams West and Mt. Adams East USDA Forest Service Mt. Adams Wilderness map Google map,-121.4982232,14.33z/data=!5m1!1e4
Awards Qualified 16 Major NW Peaks, Guardian Peaks
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