Ascent of Mount Hood on 2012-06-27
|Date:||Wednesday, June 27, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||11239 ft / 3425 m|
Ascent Trip ReportAfter days of inaccurate weather reports and the promise of a small window of opportunity, we pushed up to 9400 in a whiteout and set up camp. By the gods, the sky cleared at 11:00 PM and we made our successful push to the summit at 5:00 AM.
The weather was initially cold - perfect conditions for the Old Chute - Right Variant. It was steep and required careful single/double tooling. Some even had to rappel down!
The descent was uneventful, but temperatures increased and the snow became slush.
The morale of the story: don't trust weather models and forecasts for the Pacific Northwest.
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