Fundraising Goal: $3,600
Guides: Go Trek / NorthWest Mountain Guides
Difficulty: intermediate, glacier and snow
Rope Team: 3 climbers, 1 guide
Day 1: Travel to northwest Washington, find accommodations and relax for the day.
Day 2: Meet at Hoh River ranger station in the overnight parking lot at 9:30 a.m. After packing and lunch, hike 10 miles to camp at Lewis Meadows.
Day 3: Early start day. Breakfast and then hike to high camp. Review of basic mountaineering techniques. Early dinner and bedtime.
Day 4: Alpine start. Climb to your personal summit. Descend to Lewis Meadows.
Day 5: Breakfast and hike back to Hoh River trailhead. Celebrate your climbing success. Start traveling back home.
Mount Olympus is the tallest mountain in the Olympic Range in Washington with a summit of 7,962 feet. The 17-mile approach will take you through the Hoh Rain Forest to the base camp at the bottom of the Blue Glacier. The first night will be spent at Lewis Meadows and your llama support will be with you until the base of the glacier. From the base camp you will make your summit attempt up the snow dome to the rock pyramid of Mount Olympus. The morning after your summit attempt you will be hiking back out to the trailhead.
Climbers should plan to arrange their own transportation to and from the mountain. Bay Area Wilderness Training will assist in organizing carpools to and from the airport. Additional information will be available in your Orientation Packet and at the pre-trip meeting.
Please visit the NPS Olympic National Park site for all of the local lodging options. Choose from mountain cabins, historic lodges, bunkrooms, hotels and more!
- Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
- Gifford Pinchot National Forest
- Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
- Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
- Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
- Federation Forest State Park
For more information about the mountain and your climb we recommend this article: http://www.summitpost.org/mount-olympus/150427.