At age 60, I just made my final and seventh ascent of Mount Hood—Oregon’s tallest peak at 11,250 feet. I guided my sons to the summit on June 25, 2020—a mountain climbing tradition my grandfather and professional mountain climber and guide started on this mountain in 1914.
This was my 18th ascent of major Cascade peaks. My first ascent was Mount Saint Helens in 1972 when I was 12—eight years before it blew its top.
The Bible is full of notable mountains and mountain climbers. Abraham guided Isaac to the top of Mount Moriah when he was more than 100 years old and met YHVH there. Jacob encountered YHVH on Mount Moriah or Sion as well. Moses was 80 when he climbed Mount Sinai and met YHVH there. He was 120 when he climb Mount Nebo and saw the land of his promised inheritance. Elijah defeated the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel and then hiked down to and climbed Mount Sinai to meet Elohim. Yeshua and his disciples climbed a few mountains and had some divine encounters also.
Mountains are special places! Please enjoy these photos. A video documentary is coming. Stay tuned.
While this was my final climb of glaciated mountains, I am waiting with great anticipation and faith on YHVH for my next spiritual mountain climbing assignment and adventure!