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Olympics Bailey Range Traverse

High Traverse in Olympic National Park

Since most of the Olympic Moun­tains are hid­den from view by miles of old-growth for­est, the best peaks hold a mys­ti­cal, leg­endary appeal — and with this trip, you’ll explore them all and climb Mount Olym­pus. Moun­tain Mad­ness led the first suc­cess­ful guid­ed Bai­ley Range Tra­verse in 2010 and it became an award win­ning adven­ture trav­el trip rec­og­nized by Out­side mag­a­zine. We are excit­ed to keep offer­ing it as it is an extreme­ly unique and spe­cial trip, capped off with an ascent of the range’s crown jew­el, Mount Olympus.

This ten-day trip has it all: world-class scenery and the rewards of chal­leng­ing route-find­ing, glac­i­er trav­el, scram­bling, and back­coun­try trav­el tech­niques. You’ll also have chances to see pris­tine glac­i­ers and wildlife, includ­ing bears, moun­tain goats, and some of the last great herds of elk.

Start­ing at Sol Duc hot springs, we’ll work our way out the scenic High Divide. From there, the infa­mous Cat­walk is the gate­way to a beau­ti­ful tra­verse along the Bai­ley Range, with sev­er­al peaks to climb along the way, includ­ing Cat Peak, Mount Car­rie, and the Raga­muf­fin. After tra­vers­ing Bear Pass, we’ll be in the per­fect posi­tion to sum­mit the heav­i­ly glaciat­ed Mount Olym­pus. Then, after descend­ing the Blue Glac­i­er, we’ll enjoy a beau­ti­ful hike out as we fol­low the Hoh Riv­er through the largest tem­per­ate rain for­est in the low­er forty-eight.

Price

  • Olympics Bai­ley Range Traverse

    $2,240 – 10 Days

Dates

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Flight Information

For sched­uled cours­es and climbs, you should fly into Seat­tle-Taco­ma Inter­na­tion­al Air­port (SeaT­ac). You are respon­si­ble for your trans­porta­tion to down­town Seat­tle. You will meet as a group with your guide(s) ear­ly morn­ing on Day 1 for an ori­en­ta­tion meet­ing and equip­ment check.

Equipment

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  • Olympics Bai­ley Range Traverse

    $2,240

    10 Days

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Elevation

7969 ft / 2429 m

Route

Bai­ley Traverse

Client to Guide Ratio

4:1

Difficulty

Advanced

Climbers should be comfortable on 45 to 60 degree snow/ice slopes, waterfall ice climbing up to WI2-WI3, and/or moderate rock from 5.6-5.8. Participants will have a well-rounded history of climbing experience.