The east face of Russell is technical and can be tight depending upon snow conditions. It is east facing, which means it gets sun early, and it also involves much steeper lines. The longest descents are from the peak, but they are very committing. Once you are up there, there is no backing out and escape routes are hard to come by should something slide.[more]
The Second highest point in Washington. Mt Adams is a gentle giant with but can be as challenging as you make it with routes of all difficulties. Crevasse Free routes exist to the summit and offer some of the longest sustained ski descents in the country.
Elevation: 12276 ft / 3742 m
How to Get There
From Hood River, OR Drive north on HWY 141 towards Trout Lake. Once in town stop at the Ranger Station to pay your $15 climbing fee and register. Don't forget yourpoop bags!