IMG Mt. Olympus Summit Climb Itinerary
This itinerary is approximate and subject to change due to conditions.
Please see the FAQ page for considerations on travel and accommodations before and after your climb.
|Day 1:||At 10 am on Day 1, your lead guide will take you through a gear check at the Hoh River Rain Forest Visitor Center in Olympic National Park. Here guides will also distribute a little bit of group gear for each team member to carry. Once every one is all packed up and ready to go, the team will depart down the Hoh River Trail. Plan to go about 10 miles on Day 1, meandering next to the Hoh River until reaching the Guard Station. At this camp there are panoramic riverside campsites that the team will occupy for the night. After a good day of backpacking, the team will eat a nice dinner and get off to sleep.|
|Day 2:||Day 2 will start with an early breakfast on the banks of the Hoh River. The team will break down camp and continue on another 10 miles to Glacier Meadows where they will make camp for the night. This day's hike wanders through the edge of the rainforest and into the alpine. Once at camp, the team has the option of taking a spur hike to go see the Blue Glacier. It will be early to bed for the team as the next day is the summit attempt.|
|Day 3:||The team will wake up again early to try for the summit on Day 3. After a quick breakfast, they will be off ascending the moraine and then dropping onto the Blue Glacier. The team will gradually gain elevation before coming to the bottom of Snow Dome. Once over Snow Dome the route gradually ascends to Crystal Pass and then around to the summit block of Mt. Olympus. To gain the final feet to the top, the team will climb a short yet easy rock pitch on belay. Once done with the climb, the team will go down the same way they came up back to camp. The team will have a nice dinner and get to bed early after a long day climbing!|
|Day 4:||After a restful night's sleep, the team will pack up camp at Glacier Meadows and start the 20 mile journey back to the trailhead. The team will spend their final night back at the Guard Station on the night of Day 4.|
|Day 5:||The team will finish the hike out on Day 5. The final 10 miles back to the car tend to go quickly, and the group should return to the cars in the early afternoon.|