Mount Hood - May 2001
Mt. Hood, on the morning after the ascent, viewed looking southwest
Mt. Hood is a popular single-day summit located near the Columbia River gorge, about 100 km east of Portland, Oregon. At 3425 m, it is the highest peak in Oregon. Our group of three, consisting of Matt Brown, Joerg Zimmermann, and I, summited at 8:00 am on May 19, 2001. Conditions were sunny, but extremely windy (measured at over 70 mph on the mountain). Powder from storms earlier during the week had blown away and melted into hard-packed icy snow. Check out Matt's Hood photos.
roping up below the summit
May 18 - Drive from Vancouver to Timberline Lodge (650 km). Sleep in parking lot (1820 m).

May 19 - Wake at 1 am. Ascend to summit via Hogsback route at 8 am (3425 m). Descend to parking lot at 10:30 am. Camp at Viento State Park.

May 20 - Climbing rock at Horsethief. Drive back to Vancouver

Steph and Matt It's getting windy! Winds were measured at over 70 mph near the summit of Hood on the morning of May 19.
The summit lies just above the short couloir.
Selected Climbs in the Cascades. Jim Nelson and Peter Potterfield. Mountaineers Books, 1993. 

Mt. Hood Climbing Route card MH-1, MH-2. Kurt Nelson. 1983.

Mt. Hood Climbing Conditions website. USDA Forest Service.

SummitPost Peakware Ski Mountaineer

Fighting the wind to get down from the summit
Mount Hood Wilderness Map. Geo-Graphics. 1:30,000.

Mt. Hood / Columbia Gorge Recreation Map. 1:125,000.

Mt. Hood, OR - NO 462. Green Trail Inc. 1:69,500.

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