Mount Olympus

  • Date:
    2012/07/27 to 2012/07/29
    Elevation gain:
    7,719 feet
    Trip type:
    alpine climb
    USGS quad:
    Mount Olympus
    Car-to-car:
    3 days
    • 8 hours 10 minutes ascending from Hoh River trail head to Glacier Meadows camp
    • 6 hours 15 minutes ascending from Glacier Meadows camp to summit of Mount Olympus
    • 3 hours 20 minutes descending from summit of Mount Olympus to Glacier Meadows camp
    • 6 hours 56 minutes descending from Glacier Meadows camp to Hoh River trail head
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  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Our camp in Glacier Meadows
    Our camp in Glacier Meadows
  • Walking along one of the Blue Glacier's lateral moraines on the morning of our second day
    Walking along one of the Blue Glacier's lateral moraines on the morning of our second day
  • The east, middle, and west peaks of Mount Olympus
    The east, middle, and west peaks of Mount Olympus
  • An ice worm on the Blue Glacier.  http://www.nichols.edu/departments/glacier/iceworm.htm
    An ice worm on the Blue Glacier. http://www.nichols.edu/departments/glacier/iceworm.htm
  • The middle peak of Olympus
    The middle peak of Olympus
  • Tristan leading the 30 meter rock route that leads directly to the rap station on the north side of the peak.  The crux of the climbing was moving from the snow, over the moat, and onto the rock
    Tristan leading the 30 meter rock route that leads directly to the rap station on the north side of the peak. The crux of the climbing was moving from the snow, over the moat, and onto the rock
  • Woden (point 6038) from the summit of Mount Olympus
    Woden (point 6038) from the summit of Mount Olympus
  • Mount Tom from the summit of Mount Olympus
    Mount Tom from the summit of Mount Olympus
  • Brett rapping our ascent route
    Brett rapping our ascent route
  • The east and middle peaks of Olympus
    The east and middle peaks of Olympus
  • Incoming clouds engulfing Mercury (point 6950)
    Incoming clouds engulfing Mercury (point 6950)
  • Mount Mathias
    Mount Mathias
  • The Blue Glacier
    The Blue Glacier
  • I could not stop taking pictures of the Blue Glacier
    I could not stop taking pictures of the Blue Glacier
  • Avalanche Lilies!
    Avalanche Lilies!
  • Day 3

  • Looking across the Glacier Creek valley on our way down on the morning of our third day
    Looking across the Glacier Creek valley on our way down on the morning of our third day
  • A European Black Slug, an invasive species
    A European Black Slug, an invasive species

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