The Mazamas, a nonprofit mountaineering education organization, got their start in 1894, when members of the defunct Oregon Alpine Club orchestrated a group climb to the summit of Mt. Hood.
The group’s first organized climb took place July 19, 1894, when 155 men and 38 women made the summit of Mt. Hood. The group voted for group leaders on the summit at 3pm that day. 105 of the climbers became charter members of the Mazamas – and to this day a requirement for membership is the ascent of a mountain with a living glacier.