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Mt. Hood, Oregon Cascades, 2 Day Guided Climb

Mt. Hood, Oregon Cascades, 2 Day Guided Climb | United States

Come and climb the beautiful Mount Hood in the Cascades mountain range of Oregon with one of our IFMGA certified mountain guides on this 2-day adventure.


2 Days

Apr, May, Jun, Jul




* Reach the top of one of the most beautiful peaks in the United States.

* Learn useful climbing techniques and prepare for future climbs.


Definitely one of the most picturesque peaks in the stunning Cascades mountain range in Oregon, Mount Hood (3,429m) is a fantastic and easy mountain to climb. Hence making this 2-day ascent a very accessible climbing adventure. However, it is important that participants on this trip be in excellent physical condition.

This 2-day climbing trip is a combination of learning and fun. For the first half of the trip, we will focus on teaching you various climbing techniques that will prove useful not just on the climb of Mount Hood, but also for future climbs as well.

What you will learn:

– Management of personal layers and equipment systems while outdoors in an alpine environment
– Gear packing and equipment choices
– Putting your skills into practice
– Steep snow climbing techniques
– How to tackle the rigors of a 4,500ft of ascent and descent

You will also develop new relationships with like-minded people and learn something new about yourself and your ability to overcome adversity.

The second half of the trip will revolve around the climbing of Mount Hood. The most popular route to the summit is the Southside route, which we will be taking. This route is very scenic and even features some variations, including Old Chute and the Pearly Gates. The total time for the ascent and descent will take approximately 8 to 10 hours. And while the chances of reaching the summit are usually very good, there is always the possibility that we will not be able to as a result of inclement weather. However, we will do our best to get you there safely, so you can enjoy the spectacular views!

Are you looking for an accessible climbing adventure on one of the most beautiful peaks in the United States? If so, ascending Mount Hood on this 2-day expedition will most certainly satisfy you. So send us a request and join us for a trip that will be exciting, as well as educational. Thus ensuring you have many more great climbs in the future.

Interested in this trip? Send us a request and we’ll do our best to find a certified guide or agency who is authorized to guide in the area and who is available during your dates.

Or you can enjoy glacier trekking and ski mountaineering in this fantastic mountain.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details


- Professional IFMGA Mountain License Guide.

- Land Manager Fees.

- All Group climbing equipment.

- 3:1 Client to guide ratio.


- Personal clothing, climbing equipment.

- Lunches, snacks, water.

- Transportation, however, we could carpool from the Airport.

- Guide gratuity.


Day 1: Meeting, gear check and practice

You will meet your guide at the Timberline Lodge, and begin by checking gear and fitting crampons. Outside, on our practice snow slopes we’ll learn footwork, crampon and ice axe technique, rope-systems, and self-arrest.

Day 2: Summit Day

We will start the summit day with an alpine start around midnight when you meet your guide and snowcat for transportation up to 7,000 feet. We will climb by headlamp and hopefully reach the upper-mountain by sunrise, then make the summit push in the early morning light. Conditions, weather, and team dynamics will dictate outcomes, but the goal is to be back to base by the early afternoon, which will allow you to be back in Portland by dinner time.



More info

Participants should bring the following items: mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axe, climbing pack, trekking poles, insulated jacket, water bottles, waterproof gloves, soft shell jacket and soft shell pants.

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About the guide

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Benegas Brothers



Mountain Guide

Twin brothers Damian and Willie Benegas are two of the most respected climbers and mountaineers that Patagonia has produced. They boast an impressive 20 years' experience climbing and guiding expeditions in the Seven Continents, including tailor-made trips and group tours.

Benegas Brothers Expeditions' track record is proven by its outstanding safety and summit rates and the fact that clients keep coming back year after year.

It was their father's love for mountaineering and the outdoors that inspired Damian and WIllie as children to pursue their own adventures. Aconcagua and the mountains in northern Patagonia became their training ground and the place where they established themselves as world-class alpinists.

BBE was founded in 1992 and over the course of 20 seasons has guided clients from all over the world around the 4 corners of the world. The Benegas Brothers offer personalized adventures by prioritizing small groups in which family values and environmentally-friendly policies are of essence.

Join their expeditions in Patagonia, the Andes, the US and all over the world!





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What people are saying about Benegas Brothers



We had an excellent experience with Willie Benegas, he was knowledgeable and inclusive and would by all means join him again.



Willie was hugely experienced and adapted the day according to our inexperience, late middle age and heavy snow fall. It was an exhausting climb and when the weather became even more inclement we bailed out and skied down the way we had come. Willie had already displayed great flexibility with the date, trying hard to negotiate a series of storms coming across the region. In the end we made the best of a bad situation. Be prepared for additional expense. Touring skis, skins, boots and poles plus the backpacks, shovels, search poles and beacons all adds up. With tip that will add another $150 per person. The day was a real adventure and certainly a memorable one. Don't underestimate the level of fitness required. We are pretty fit but it didn't feel like it was enough!



We all had a great day out with Willi. He found us some great snow to ski. And even with a few technical issues, he worked round it with ease. He shared alot of knowledge with us all, so we all had a great powder day. We would highly recommend this trip. Tom



My guide Joseph was exceptional. His combination of local knowledge, avalanche expertise, trip/route planning, photography, and his fun, positive attitude made for an unforgettable experience. I’ll be back 100% !



Willie Benegas was a superb guide for our first BC ski adventure in the Wasatch. Friendly and highly competent, he accurately assessed the conditions and our ability, and planned a trip that was both challenging and fun. Highly recommended!

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