FKT: Karina Andersen - Mt Hood (OR) - 2023-07-04

Route variation
South Side, car-to-car
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Total time
3h 16m 46s
GPS track(s)
Hood_0.gpx2.14 MB

Great day! I have had a grand total of 6 hours of sleep over the past two days with Rainier so a little tired and a bit sore, but I felt good once I started. The uphill was smooth up until the top of old chutes right at the end…it was at that point that I felt the repercussions of my poor navigational skills as I found myself halfway up a literal vertical 15 foot wall of ice with only microspikes and poles to save my life. Somehow managed to get myself out of that and took a better chute down. Summitted in 2:04, chatted with some people up there for 10ish minutes, then headed down. Combined breaks were probably 15 minutes, might have been under 3 hours had I wanted to be more serious and had I been better at route finding, but neither of those are to my liking. So much fun!