Summer Climbs

In the past few months, I haven’t posted much on here about the Post’s activities, but a lot has been going on.

Conditioning hikes help students prepare for climbs, get to know the other students and advisers they will be climbing with, learn how their gear will perform, and get used steeper terrain. This year, conditioning hikes began around the end of March/ beginning of April with hikes up Angel’s Rest and Dog Mountain. Hikes continued into June on many of our sunny and not-so-sunny weekends.

Image courtesy of Caroline Williams. Original Work. (Dog Mountain Hike 2016)
Image courtesy of Caroline Williams. Original Work. (Dog Mountain Hike 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As April turned into May, we began the first of many mountain climbs this season. Originally, the plan was for fifteen trips from late April into September. Unfortunately, since the weather has been difficult this season, we have made it up fewer summits than we hoped. Some climbs were rescheduled, while others forced us to turn around part way up. However, even on climbs where we failed to reach the summit, we have had a lot of fun and made new memories. In mountain climbing, summits are never guaranteed, so the process is a big part of the fun.

Image Courtesy of Tim Gentry. Original Work. (Mt. Hood West Crater Rim 2016)
Image Courtesy of Tim Gentry. Original Work. (Mt. Hood West Crater Rim 2016)
Image Courtesy of Tim Gentry. Original Work. (Mt. Hood West Crater Rim 2016)
Image Courtesy of Tim Gentry. Original Work. (Mt. Hood West Crater Rim 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to hikes and mountain climbs, we’ve also had some other types of trips happening, including smith rocks trips, snow school, and a skills session. Later this summer we have more mountain climbs and two backpacking trips. The season isn’t over yet — happy climbing!