Santiam Alpine Club

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Mt Adams South Climb

July 21 to July 22, 2018

Coordinator: Noël Tavan

Summit Altitude: 12280 feet
Elevation Gain: 6900 feet
Round-trip Distance: 15 miles
Excursion Time: 30 hours (car-to-car)
Carpool ratio: 3.0 (people/cars)

Event is full (email me at to be added to the waiting list)

I will start approving applications after climb school (May 6th) to give new students a chance to apply. Experience climbers or SAC Assistant recommended to help me with a big group.

This is a 2 day trip with an overnight at 9500 ft. The first day, we leave the Cold Spring campground/trailhead (5600 ft) in the morning after picking up permits at the ranger station. We arrive at Lunch Counter (9,500 ft) after the 5 mile hike where we setup camp. The next day, we will do an alpine start where we will start heading towards the summit at sunrise. Once at the summit (3 miles), we will return to camp where we will have lunch and pack down our tents. We will head back to the Cold Spring that same day.

You should be able to hike comfortably with a ~30+ lbs backpack containing backpacking gears (tent, sleeping pads, sleeping bags, food, ice axe and crampons). You should know how to self arrest.


Day 1: 4.6 miles 6hours 3500ft gain

Day2: Summit and back to basecamp 5 miles 7hours 300ft gain

Return to trail head: 4.6 miles 4hours

Signed Up: 7
Awaiting Approval: 1
Maximum Allowed: 10
Team Equipment: Stove
Required Equipment (each participant): Sleeping system (sleeping bag/pad), shelter (tent), Ice Axe, Crampons, Mountaineering boots.
Not Required: harness, rope, helmet.
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Noël (leader) says:
Hello, I am going to start approving folks early this week. We will try to make it work with all you. I will reach out to some of you for help assisting this climb. Please double check your schedule and update your status if you don't think you will be able to make it so I can get an accurate count (tentative is acceptable).

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