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Climb For Hope will have three fundraising expeditions in 2017, including Mt. Adams (beginners), Mt. Rainier (intermediate), and Mt. Orizaba (international). Email us at info@climbforhope.org if you have questions.

Mt. Adams (Beginner)

Adams is a beautiful mountain with amazing vistas. This introductory climb does not require technical climbing skills, but you do have to be in shape. We won’t be roped up or required to do any vertical climbing. We will use ice-axes and crampons and will receive “snow school” training from our capable and fun guides at Rare Earth Adventures. No prior experience is required. We’ll provide those skills. Just bring your good attitude, willingness to grow, and sense of adventure.


  • July 16 -19, 2016

Fundraising Minimum

  • $2,000


  • July 16 – fly into Portland, OR. Team meeting at 6pm

  • July 17 – drive to trailhead; climb to “Lunch Counter” camp 8,000

  • July 18 – depart at 3am for summit. Return to camp

  • July 19 – hike out. see some sites en route back to Portland. Celebratory dinner. People can jump on a 11pm red-eye home or spend the night in Portland.

Mt. Rainier (Intermediate)

Mt Rainier is one of the most coveted and sought after climbs in North America. The dormant volcano offers a physical and emotional challenge on the highest peak in Washington state. You will need the ability to carry a 40+ pound pack and hike for 6-10 hours continuously. We can provide the climbing skills for people with no prior experience.


  • July 26 – August 1, 2017

Fundraising Minimum

  • $3,000


  • July 26 – Fly into Portland, OR. Rest Day. We will be picked up at the airport by Rare Earth Adventures, who will drive us to the mountain. Overnight in Portland hotel. Meeting with guides and gear check

  • July 27 – drive to trailhead Whittaker Bunkhouse and overnight

  • July 28 – Drive to Paradise trail head. Climb to Camp Muir 10,188’

  • July 29 – Rest day and snow skill (learning/reviewing climbing skills)

  • July 30 – 1am start. Summit attempt at 14,450’. Return to Camp Muir.

  • July 31 – Hike out. Show; celebrate. Possible to catch redeye out of Portland or overnight in Portland.

  • August 1 – Depart Portland airport

Mt. Orizaba (International)

This climb will be in November 2017. Details coming soon. Inquire if interested.

Have questions? Contact us.