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Trip Report: Climbing Mt. Hood – South Side Pearly Gates

Mt. Hood South Side

Ski Mountaineering Mt. Hood South Side

Standing at 11,239 feet tall, Mt. Hood is the tallest mountain in Oregon. Mt. Hood is a majestic sight from Portland and the surrounding area – it’s prominence makes it a formidable peak in the Oregon Cascades. With an estimated 15,000-20,000 climbers annually (climbers attempting to summit), Mt. Hood is also the second most climbed peak in the world (second to Mt. Fuji in Japan). However, that doesn’t detract from the beauty of the mountain itself and the accomplishment of reaching the summit. Continue Reading