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About Jankovic503

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  1. [TR] Mt.Hood - Old Chute 6/1/2014

    Good reminder to brush up on cramponing and self arrest skills? I would highly recommend coming to the mountain few days before your climb, finding a nice steep hill where you can get a proper training session in. Putting your crampons on, get used to ascending and descending while going over different scenarios in case you have to self arrest.
  2. [TR] Mt.Hood - Old Chute 6/1/2014

    Thank you for your kind words! It took us just under 5 hours to reach Devils Kitchen which is just below Hogsback. And about hour and 15-20 minutes to get through the Old Chute to reach the summit. Amount of climbers that day was a little intense so we just played it safe and took our time while ascending. I advise checking the weather before climbing, if the conditions are superb be prepared for a traffic jam near the summit. best of luck.
  3. Trip: Mt.Hood - Old Chute Date: 6/1/2014 Trip Report: Arrived at Timberline lodge around 12:40, swift visit to Climbers Cave, gear check and we were on the trail head little after 1:00. The snow was soft and crampons were not needed until Crater Rock and even after that snow was very crampon friendly. The amount of people that were on the mountain was overwhelming and precautions had to be taken while on Hogsback. The Chute was backed up for 15-20 minutes at a time, and i had to witness a fellow climber tumble down, hit another climber and preform self-arrest. Scary situation. Gear Notes: Helmet, Trekking Poles, Crampons, Ice axe and Ice tool, no rope. Approach Notes: Snow was perfect, conditions superb and not a single cloud in the sky.. Put our crampons on around Crater Rock, by the time we reached Devils Kitchen people were already starting to pile up. Ditched the trekking poles and got serious for Hogsback and continued up the Old Chute route.