How to get there:
We drove north-east from Portland passed Yale Lake and on
some rather small roads in order to get fairly near the
mountain on the south side. Route description:
The hike (in mid May) went for several miles through
fairly dense spruce forest and deep snow until we reached
the distinct slopes of the volcano itself. The climb up
from here was easy, the slope never really steep until
we gained the rim and got the impressive crater right in
front of us. Comments:
I did this climb with my friends (and co-workers) Jon Brækhus og
Anders Hvidsten. My friend Iain Duff as well as few others also came along.
Beware of overhanging snow cornices along the crater rim.
At the time when we completed this hike we would have been much
better off with skies than on foot. The mountain can be skied all
the way up. We had the nice experience also here to walk in dense
fog and clouds before suddenly breaking through into sunshine
and blue sky above the cloud blanket covering most of the landscape.