|Crevasses opening up early-season.|
Climbers have been submitting reservation requests for this season already. The park starting accepting reservations on March 15th. You have until April 1st to submit your request before the park starts processing requests in the order they were received. We recommend making a reservation if:
- The dates you want to climb are around a holiday weekend or around a weekend in July
- You're traveling a long distance to get here
- There's a slim margin of dates that you're able to climb
- The size of your climbing party is large (five or more)
Some intrepid climbers have already made the summit of the mountain this March during a spell of good weather up high. The self-registration kiosk in Paradise and the Longmire Museum in Longmire are the two places climbers can register this time of year. Any overnight trip in the park requires a wilderness camping permit, and each climber climbing above 10,000 feet or on glaciers must pay the climbing fee.
This time of year on the mountain can be cold, and at times unsafe, but can also be the most wild and beautiful. Check the forecast, road access, and come on up to visit the mountain in the spring time!