Join MAA members on an awesome 2-for-1 expedition to Mt. Hood and Smith Rock, Oregon. This iconic volcano should be on every climber's list - and Smith Rock is equally and amazing in a very different way. We'll spend 6 days in Oregon with 2-3 days camping on Hood to attempt the Leuthold Couloir and the Reid Headwall, and at the beginning and end of the trip relax on the many interesting routes at Smith. Expedition recommended for members who are proficient with self-arrest and roped snow climbing on steep, icy snow and experienced in outdoor rock climbing. Dates are flexible, you can come for all or a portion of the week. Loaner gear will be available. We have room for 10. Hope to have you out with us!
Screened Event: Please join the waitlist. Attendees will be selected based on skill proficiency and experience shown on MAA profile. Those registered will be notified by email.
This event is free of charge. MAA receives no direct financial gain for organizing and supporting this event. Donations are not solicited on this event, nor is any exchange of money a requirement for participation.
This event is open to all Apex, Base, and free Associate members - paid membership is not a requirement of attendance.
MAA is a 100% volunteer-run, federal and state recognized 501(c)7 not-for-profit membership organization and does not seek or realize a profit from organizing this event; all membership benefits, liability insurance, website, database, administrative costs and all expenses are supported solely through membership, not event fees.
MAA event leaders are experienced members who are board-approved and volunteer to host the event as a representative of MAA, but are not operating as a guide or compensated as a guide - all participants on the event share responsibility for the safety, decisions, and actions of the group.
Accordingly, the physical demands, required skills or technical terrain of some events require that we screen participants; individuals should join the waitlist to be considered for RSVP. The experience, skills and fitness in the MAA membership profile will be used to determine the suitability of each individual to the demands of that particular event.
Participant safety is our top priority. Circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes to the published itinerary, including cancellation.
As a private, non-commercial group we operate within the posted group size limits and regulations for this area.
All MAA members are taught and practice Leave No Trace principles to be good stewards of wild places.
The event begins and ends at the trailhead. MAA does not insure ridesharing or other travel arrangements and bears no responsibility for them. Carpooling, ride sharing, or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among individuals.
MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader at a minimum has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.