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At 11,249 feet, the summit of Mt. Hood stands tall over the Pacific Northwest Landscape, a mecca for mountaineering. Getting to its peak is no easy task. Be prepared, go with Timberline Mountain Guides, and your reward will be nothing short of amazing.

Mt. Hood has an excellent variety of mountain climbing routes to accommodate anyone’s interest. All of the mountaineering routes are technical climbs requiring the use of ice axe and crampons, as well as the knowledge of how to use them. Even the easiest routes on the mountain require steep, exposed, roped mountain climbing on snow. Contrary to popular belief, Mt. Hood is not a ‘walk-up’ climb, so be prepared, get in shape, and have a fantastic mountaineering experience on Oregon’s highest peak!

We highly recommend contacting Timberline Mountain Guides before beginning your mountaineering adventure. Timberline Mountain Guides have received professional mountaineering training through the American Mountain Guides Association, and all have wilderness-based medical training. To be a professional guide, one must be committed to their own learning process, as well as their clients’, through specialized training and personal experience. It is this dedication to professional training and raising the bar for mountain guiding standards in America that sets Timberline Mountain Guides apart from other guide services.

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June Silcox Hut Climbers Special
If climbing to the summit of Mt Hood is on your bucket list, make an event out of it with your friends and stay at Timberline’s “mini-lodge,” Silcox Hut. We’ll give you a lift, feed you and get you started on this amazing journey. The Silcox Hut Climbers package includes:

Shuttle to Silcox at 4:00pm
Dinner before your climb
Bedding for your nap in the Silcox bunk room
A snowcat ride to the top of Palmer to start your climb
A hearty breakfast
Shuttle back to the Lodge at 10:00am

$200.00 per person*
10 person minimum – 20 person maximum

*This added-value climbers package is available June 1-30, 2015, and geared towards experienced climbers. Summiting Mt Hood is no easy task. It is a technical climb requiring the use of an ice axe and crampons. Visit our Mountaineering page for more info. Gear and guides are not provided.