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[TR] Mt Hood - Circumnavigation 02/12/2022

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Trip: Mt Hood - Circumnavigation

Trip Date: 02/12/2022

Trip Report:


Solo'd clockwise from Timberline, started around 1 AM and finished around 1 PM. It was fun to step foot on the Ladd, Coe and Langille glaciers - hadn't done that before. Got a shot of the Reid Headwall by moonlight but the moon was setting when I reached the Sandy, so no shots of that.


No crevasses on route and only two parts were a pain. (WRC had crevasses on the west slope.) The upper part of the Coe had a short bit of low angle hard but garbage ice that required tooling across. And of course the White River Canyon is always a pain in one way or another - getting down into it from up high required descending supportable junky ice - no easy dager-ing down. GPX attached.


Gear Notes:
Helmet, crampons, 2 tools, whippets, feet for walking.

Approach Notes:
Normal walk up to the top of Palmer.

Edited by adventure43
Forgot about crevasses on the White River Canyon crossing.
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Thanks for all the pics! Looks like a good time, glad to see some snow in our forecast... things are looking like spring up there. 

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1 hour ago, bedellympian said:

So you didn't use skis? 

Looks cool.

Correct, no skis, just walked around the mountain.

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