Mt. Hood Summit - May 2018

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Last year, my boyfriend and I summited Mt. Hood. This was personally my third attempt—the first one failed due to high winds; the second one, due to a sick team member. As we steadily made our way up on this attempt, I knew we would make it. My head was clear; my heart hummed.

Below is a view of the shadow of Mt. Hood, or Wy’East, the native name for this beautiful mountain, the second most climbed in the world (after Mt. Fuji in Japan).

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When we inevitably reached the summit, it was a wondrous, exhilarating feeling, with a strong sense of knowing that it was going to happen. I can’t quite describe the extent of it; but it was a very good feeling. Most of the “climb” is really just a tedious hike; when you near the sulphur beds past Illumination Rock is when it starts to get technical (and the degree of this is dependent on weather and time of year).

I am really looking forward to climb season this year!

Other climbers at the summit, including a father and his son.

Other climbers at the summit, including a father and his son.

Woohoo!! Summit!

Woohoo!! Summit!


Posted on February 22, 2019 .