May 19 to May 20, 2018
Coordinator: William Strycharz
Summit Altitude: 10056 feet
Elevation Gain: 5000 feet
Round-trip Distance: 14.5 miles
Excursion Time: 30 hours (car-to-car)
Middle Sister via Hayden Glacier/North Ridge
This Alpine Mountaineering Climb is geared for beginners/intermediates. This climb has one of the most spectacular views and sunrises in Oregon! We will be bathed in Alpenglow as we ascend the Hayden Glacier on sunday morning.
Skills covered will be backcountry navigation, snow camping, backpacking, glacier travel on a rope team, crampon technique, self arrest and movement thru a picket line.
We will meet at Subway in Sisters, OR at 8 am saturday the 19th of May. Then we will drive to the Pole Creek Trailhead @35 min.
Next we will begin our trek 5 miles to the toe of the Hayden Glacier. Here we will make camp @7,500' ele. We will be camping on snow.
After a rest we will have a 1hr class on rope team travel, self arrest, ice axe technique, crampon technique, and movement thru a picket line.Dinner. Early bed.
Alpine start at 2 am for a 3 am departure. We will ascend the gentle Hayden Glacier to the north ridge. We will take plenty of breaks for pictures! At the saddle (ele. 9,000')between Middle Sister and Prouty Point we will begin our steeper ascent up the North Ridge. I will place a picket line which our rope team will ascend. After the north ridge we will stroll to the summit. Our route of descent follows the ascent route. Back at camp we will pack up and head back down to Pole Creek Trailhead. I will have a quick cookout at my truck at the trailhead. burgers n beers! <1hr.Signed Up: 6
Maximum Allowed: 12
|Team Equipment: I will provide-ropes and , pickets., We will share the duty of carrying ropes. everyone will carry 1 picket at least.|
Required Equipment (each participant): headlight, Helmet, sunglasses or glacier goggles, sunscreen, med-large backpack 70+ litres, 3-4 season tent, 1-2 sleeping pads we are sleeping on snow, sleeping bag to 20deg, stove, cooking pot, extra stove fuel we will melt snow for water., food for 2 days, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 brekky, water-able to hold 3 litres of water, nalgene preffered, camelbacks can and will freeze!, windproof outer layer top and bottom, puffy coat, light coat or fleece, 2 pairs of gloves, light and medium weight, climbing pants, light long underwear, climbing boots that fit crampons- not new boots! Double plastics not preferred because we are doing 14.5 miles and you will be hurting., crampons, ice axe (1), harness- i prefer alping bod., 2 locking carabiners, 2 non locking carabiners, 1 six foot 6mm cord- for prussiks, 1 twelve foot 6mm cord- for prussiks, snacks, medication, 2 pr socks, toiletries, camera, SNOWSHOES!!!!, trekking poles, , , , , ,
Optional Equipment (each participant): shovel, , pee bottle-for night, , gaitors, , rescue beacon (prb), , camp booties (make them light), , gps, , tiny alarm clock
Not Required: avalanche gear of any sort,
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