A couple of weeks ago I made my first climbing attempt of Mt Hood in northern Oregon. The weather conspired against us with snowstorms and 45 mph winds. It was planned to be a ski mountaineering trip. The plan was to skin as high as possible then don crampons and ice axes for the summit push. The descent would be skis from the top of the Hogsback to the base.
While the weather wasn’t our friend we still skinned our way up through the resort and had a good ski descent. Another attempt later this month will be likely.
Here’s my gear list for the trip. I err on the side of caution and may have carried a little more than others would.
Columbia Compounder Jacket
Outdoor Research Havoc Jacket
Patagonia Powderkeg Pants
Patagonia Midweight Capilene Top
Patagonia Midweight Capilene Bottoms
Stoic Inbounds Glove
Black Diamond Powerstretch Fleece Gloves
Patagonia R1 Balaclava
Julbo Orbiter Goggles
Ski and Climbing Gear
Black Diamond Kilowatt Skis
Fritschi Freeride Plus Bindings
Black Diamond Method Boots
Black Diamond Ascension Skins
Black Diamond Whippet Pole
Black Diamond Traverse Pole
Black Diamond Raven Pro Ice Axe
Black Diamond Sabretooth Pro Crampons
Backcountry Access Tracker DTS Beacon
Voile T6 Tech Avalanche Shovel
Black Diamond QuickDraw Guide Probe 300
Petzl Ecrin Roc Helmet
Petzl Reverso Belay Device
Couple of shoulder length slings and locking carabiners
Osprey Variant 37 Backpack
Mountain Hardwear Phantom 32 Sleeping Bag
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