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#1148748 - 05/20/16 09:45 AM [TR] Mt Hood - Ski Circumnavigation 5/7/2016
The Cascade Kid Offline

Registered: 05/21/09
Posts: 195
TRs: 27 Photos: 119
Loc: Portland, OR
Trip: Mt Hood - Ski Circumnavigation

Date: 5/7/2016

Trip Report:
Taylor had a big birthday to celebrate and wanted to do something epic. I've been around mt hood on skis many years ago, but this time was a bit different. In later season, the route was a bit more complicated, with some open cracks requiring navigation, and sagging bridges on the Eliot called for roped skiing.

FULL TRIP REPORT (more photos/beta)

Still, with good weather and a pretty casual pace, we finished it up in 8 hours and 40 minutes in pretty good style. It's a good way to earn yourself a big pizza dinner.

Tight Whips

Seracs on the Ladd/Coe

Faint ski tracks across and down the Eliot

Final traverse across the White River.

Gear Notes:
Atomic Ultimate 78s with speed superlight bindings, race skins. 25m 7mm rope, light crevasse rescue kit. Race packs. Alu spikes and axes.

Approach Notes:
1:45 from Timberline lodge to Irock Saddle
"Only acts undertaken with commitment have meaning". -MFT

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#1148759 - 05/20/16 05:04 PM Re: [TR] Mt Hood - Ski Circumnavigation 5/7/2016 [Re: The Cascade Kid]
rleejr Offline

Registered: 05/19/16
Posts: 2
TRs: 0 Photos: 0
Sweet! I have been wanting to do this.

#1148761 - 05/20/16 06:54 PM Re: [TR] Mt Hood - Ski Circumnavigation 5/7/2016 [Re: The Cascade Kid]
truax Offline

Registered: 09/30/12
Posts: 34
TRs: 0 Photos: 10
Loc: Montana, USA
Bangin. Always enjoy your adventures - thanks again for sharing!

#1148861 - 05/26/16 08:49 PM Re: [TR] Mt Hood - Ski Circumnavigation 5/7/2016 [Re: The Cascade Kid]
E-Bum Offline

Registered: 11/25/15
Posts: 20
TRs: 0 Photos: 0
Awesome. I hope to do this as soon as I find a way to spend an entire day in my ski boots without wanting to amputate my feet.

Also, need to get better at skiing...


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