The Mazamas offers a variety of classes for all ability levels. Learn new skills in mountaineering, rock climbing, first aid, ski mountaineering, and more.
Join us for an early winter climb of Mt Hood. When safe, the pre-season can offer a fresh experience for adepts on this peak. Grab a second tool and hone your steel crampons for a challenge!
- Lead belay and rappel
- Confident on 40° snow with exposure
- Optimism to motivate your teammates and keep them safe
- Fitness to walk with only cursory breaks, ~1000' / hour
While friendly in spring, the southside routes can have ice steps and crevasse potential, needing rope proficiency. To apply you must have:
- Prior alpine rock or ice summit, as second or lead
- Prior mountain summit with glacier travel
Please detail experience in profile. Note especially if you have a gym lead belay card, or graduation from ICS, Mountaineers Basic, or AAI Alpinism II. As a winter climb, expect darkness, continuous high wind, cold and potential need for double boots.
If skies are sunny, bring one item to share for a Hogsback or summit picnic. 🔆 Summiting needs cold weather and quality snow/ice cover.
Apply now, and we'll mutually confirm in future when a date is finalized. Then you'll be accepted and fee processed. For now, hoping for Nov 23 or 24: next likely weekend is Dec 14-15.