Mountaineering - Fine Art Prints of Historic Photos

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  1. A Storm on the Summit

    A Storm on the Summit - c. 1910

    Beautiful clouds arch over the summit of Mt. Hood in an early photo of climbers approaching the summit. One climber towards the right appears to be sitting down, just taking it all in. Learn More
  2. Above the Clouds, Summit of Mt. Hood - Weister

    Above the Clouds, Summit of Mt. Hood - c. 1915

    Clouds can be seen below the climbers in this scene captured by photographer Weister with his bulky glass plate camera. Learn More
  3. Arriving at the Summit of Mount Hood - Patterson

    Arriving at the Summit of Mount Hood - 1910s

    Two women and two men arrive at the summit of Mt. Hood on a beautiful day. Learn More
  4. At Great Crevasse, Mount Hood

    At Great Crevasse, Mount Hood - c. 1900

    This early photo features one of many places on Mount Hood that can make a climber feel really small. Learn More
  5. At the Summit of Mount Hood

    At the Summit of Mount Hood - c. 1900

    A lone climber ponders the way he has just come, in this early photo of the summit of Mt. Hood. Learn More
  6. Cabins at Cloud Cap Inn, Mt. Hood

    Cabins at Cloud Cap Inn, Mt. Hood - c. 1900

    Cloud Cap Inn was opened on the north side of Mt. Hood in 1889, a project of William S. Ladd and C.E.S. Wood. These cabins were built at the front of the main Inn. Learn More
  7. Camping at Indian Henry, near Mt Rainier - Curtis

    Camping at Indian Henry, near Mt Rainier - c. 1915

    A camping group awaits their meal in Indian Henry's Hunting Grounds, a meadow near the foot of Mt. Rainier. Learn More
  8. Climbers Overlooking a Crevasse at Nisqually Glacier - Rainier National Park Co.

    Climbers Overlooking a Crevasse at Nisqually Glacier - c. 1925

    Guided trips to Nisqually Glacier were a big draw for visitors staying at Mt. Rainier's Paradise Inn. Learn More
  9. Cloud Cap Inn and Mt. Hood

    Cloud Cap Inn and Mt. Hood - c. 1895

    Opened in 1889, Cloud Cap Inn was built on the north side of Mt. Hood at the 6,000 foot level - about the same level as today's Timberline Lodge. Learn More
  10. Cloudcap Inn and Mt. Hood - Eddy

    Cloud Cap Inn and Mt. Hood - c. 1935

    Mount Hood is definitely the focus of this image by Ralph Eddy, though some details of Cloud Cap Inn can be clearly seen in the lower left. Learn More
  11. Cloud Cap Inn, Mt. Hood - Keystone Views

    Cloud Cap Inn, Mt. Hood - c. 1900

    A group of visitors demonstrate appropriate mountain attire while visiting Cloud Cap Inn on the northeast flank of Mount Hood. Learn More
  12. Coe Glacier at Barrett Spur, Mt. Hood - Partridge

    Coe Glacier at Barrett Spur, Mt. Hood - c. 1885

    This early view about 2000 below the summit of Mt. Hood was taken by William H. Partridge, an Oregon photographer responsible for many boudoir cards - 4 1/2 by 8 inch card-mounted photos that were very popular in the 1880s. Learn More
  13. Crevasses and Ice Pinnacles on Eliot Glacier, Mount Hood - Weister

    Crevasses and Ice Pinnacles on Eliot Glacier, Mount Hood - c. 1912

    Three climbers survey a deep crevasse in this view of climbing Mount Hood a hundred years ago. Learn More
  14. Crossing the Crevasse at Crater Rock, Mt. Hood - Reck

    Crossing the Crevasse at Crater Rock, Mt. Hood - 1916

    The second of two photos showing a climbing party crossing a crevasse, the guide here is answering a question from Norma Reck, daughter of the photographer. Learn More
  15. Eliot Glacier, Mount Hood

    Eliot Glacier, Mount Hood - c. 1895

    This circa 1895 photo shows a much larger Eliot Glacier than we see today, especially at the lower end. Learn More
  16. Exploring Newly Discovered Eden Park Glacier, Mt. Hood

    Exploring Newly Discovered Eden Park Glacier, Mt. Hood - 1923

    At the time this photo was taken, Eden Park Glacier, on the northwest base of Mt. Hood, had recently been discovered (and named) and made accessible by the construction of a trail from the Hood River Valley. Learn More
  17. Glacier Trail, Mt. Rainier National Park - National Photo Co.

    Glacier Trail, Mt. Rainier National Park - c. 1915

    This evocative photo of a trail above a river may well be the work of photographer Asahel Curtis, as the National Photo Company had other images of Rainier by him in their collection. Learn More
  18. Interior of Cloud Cap Inn, Mt. Hood - White

    Interior of Cloud Cap Inn, Mt. Hood - 1905

    Built in 1889 on Mount Hood's northeast shoulder, Cloud Cap Inn was reached by railroad from Hood River, and then a several hour stagecoach ride. It was designed by the same firm that designed the Forestry Building for the Lewis and Clark Exposition in 1905. Learn More
  19. Looking East along the Summit of Mt. Hood - Patterson

    Looking East along the Summit of Mt. Hood - 1910s

    This is the breath-taking view that awaited Mt. Hood climbers in the 1910s, and still awaits them today. Learn More
  20. Looking North from the Summit of Mt. Hood - White

    Looking North from the Summit of Mt. Hood - 1905

    One of the rewards of a long climb - the view from the rocky summit of Mount Hood. Learn More
  21. Looking Over Timberline Lodge Towards Mt. Jefferson - Eddy

    Looking Over Timberline Lodge Towards Mt. Jefferson - c. 1940

    From behind Timberline Lodge, completed a couple years before this photo, we can see clearly to Mt. Jefferson, about fifty miles to the south. Learn More
  22. Lower Serac, at Mount Hood - Patterson

    Lower Serac, at Mount Hood - 1910s

    A young woman pauses at Lower Serac, while climbing Mount Hood. Learn More
  23. Lunch at Mazama Camp - Patterson

    Lunch at Mazama Camp - 1913

    There are lots of fascinating details in this photo of the climbing club the Mazamas as they break for lunch, during a climb at Mt. Adams. Learn More
  24. Mount Hood from Larch Mountain - Clarence L. Winter

    Mount Hood from Larch Mountain - circa 1917

    The original for this image is a photo by Clarence Winter that was hand-tinted by Fred Luetters, one of the few tinting specialists whose name appeared on their work. Learn More
  25. Mountains of Ice - Eliot Glacier at Mt. Hood - White

    Mountains of Ice -- Eliot Glacier on Mt. Hood - 1905

    A lone climber experiences what it's like to feel small, standing near the ice blocks of Eliot Glacier. Learn More
  26. Mt. Hood Ski Patrol at Cooper Spur Warming Shelter

    Mt. Hood Ski Patrol at Cooper Spur Warming Shelter - c. 1938

    These are likely founding members of the Mt. Hood Ski Patrol, as the organization was formally incorporated in March of 1938. Learn More
  27. Nearing Summit of Castle Crest, Steel Excursion to Crater Lake - Kiser

    Nearing Summit of Castle Crest, Steel Excursion to Crater Lake - 1903

    Some of the twenty-seven members of the Steel Excursion make their way to the top of Castle Crest, near where Crater Lake Lodge now stands. Learn More
  28. On Coe Glacier, Mt. Hood, Looking at Mt. St. Helens - Lincoln

    On Coe Glacier, Mt. Hood, Looking at Mt. St. Helens - c. 1940

    Irving Lincoln was a talented amateur photographer, known for his images of Northwest mountains. Learn More
  29. On the Trail, Van Trump Park, Mt. Rainier - Curtis

    On the Trail, Van Trump Park, Mt. Rainier - c. 1915

    Mountain wildflowers are in bloom for this photo of men and women on horseback, making their way along a hillside with Mt Rainier in the background. Learn More
  30. Overlooking the Pinnacles at Mount Hood - Patterson

    Overlooking the Pinnacles at Mount Hood - 1910s

    A young woman pauses on her climb of Mount Hood to enjoy a view of the Pinnacles. Learn More
  31. Packing in to Timberline Lodge, Closed for WWII

    Packing in to Timberline Lodge, Closed for WWII - c. 1942

    This photo was taken in the winter of 1942-43 when Timberline Lodge was closed due to wartime conditions. Learn More
  32. Pondering a Crevasse at Mt. Hood - Reck

    Pondering a Crevasse at Mt. Hood - c. 1915

    This photo is taken on the Elliot Glacier on the north side of Mt. Hood. The direct North Face route to the summit can be seen behind the woman's alpenstock. Learn More
  33. Ready to Climb Mount Rainier - Rainier National Park Co.

    Ready to Climb Mount Rainier - circa 1930

    This very happy group are all lined up in (mostly) matching outfits, ready for their climb of Mount Rainier. Learn More
  34. Rehearsing for the Summit, on Mount Hood - Weister

    Rehearsing for the Summit, on Mount Hood - c. 1915

    This good-humored photo was created by a photographer who was himself a mountaineer; George Weister was a founding member of the Mazamas. Learn More
  35. Riders on Indian Henry's Trail, Mt. Rainier - Asahel Curtis

    Riders on Indian Henry's Trail, Mt. Rainier - c. 1915

    A group of well-dressed riders travel along Indian Henry's Trail on the way to Mount Rainier. Learn More
  36. Riders on the Tatoosh Range Trail, Mt. Rainier - Rainier National Park Co.

    Riders on the Tatoosh Range Trail, Mt. Rainier - c. 1931

    These visiting riders are ascending the Tatoosh Range Trail, across the valley from Mt. Rainier and Paradise Inn. Learn More
  37. Search Party on Mt. Hood - Eddy

    Search Party on Mt. Hood - 1938

    The beauty of Mt. Hood has attracted climbers for hundreds if not thousands of years. For equally long people have sometimes found themselves in trouble while negotiating a climb. Learn More
  38. Silcox Hut, Mt. Hood, Shortly After Opening

    Silcox Hut, Mt. Hood, Shortly After Opening - c. 1939

    Silcox Hut was built on Mount Hood by the WPA, finished in 1939, a year after Timberline Lodge opened. Learn More
  39. Summit of Mount Hood

    Summit of Mount Hood - 1894

    A group of seven friends celebrates reaching the summit of Mount Hood in this 1894 image from an unknown photographer. Learn More
  40. The High Snow Fields of Mount Hood - Eddy

    The High Snow Fields of Mount Hood - 1938

    This view of the upper slopes of Mt. Hood was captured by photographer Ralph Eddy in June of 1938, about four months after the opening of Timberline Lodge. Learn More
  41. The Last Pull to the Summit - H. C. White Co.

    The Last Pull to the Summit - 1904

    Three men, in standard climbing garb for those days of suits and ties, reach the summit of Mount Hood in 1904. Learn More
  42. Triangle Club, Portland YMCA, Reaches Summit of Mt. Hood - James H. Eaton

    Triangle Club, Portland YMCA, Reaches Summit of Mt. Hood - 1896

    Eight members of the Portland YMCA Triangle Club celebrate on the summit of Mt. Hood in 1896, two years after the Mazamas climbing club was formed. (Two other members were behind the camera taking the photo.) Learn More
  43. Wells Bennet Rides his Henderson 4 Up Mt. Hood - Wide World Photos

    Wells Bennet Rides his Henderson 4 Up Mt. Hood - 1924

    Wells Bennett was a leading racer, hillclimber and cross-country specialist of the 1910s and early 1920s. In this photo, he is attempting to climb Mount Hood. Learn More
  44. White River Crevasse on Mt. Hood - Reck

    White River Crevasse on Mt. Hood - 1916

    The first of two photos showing a climbing party crossing a crevasse, this view shows Norma Reck, the photographer's seventeen-year-old daughter facing the camera. Learn More

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