Ascent of Middle Sister on 2011-09-03

Climber: George Burgess

Others in Party:Mike Wilson
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, September 3, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Middle Sister
    Elevation:10047 ft / 3062 m

Ascent Trip Report

First day of the Santiam Alpine Club's annual Luau. I hiked in to our camp at the base of the southeast ridge of North Sister and joined those who had hiked in the previous night. Four of us ascended the moraines skirting the Hayden Glacier and cut to the north of Prouty Point. Ascending the glacier on the back (west) side of the mountain brought us to a saddle, where one member of the group turned around. The main block of the mountain was climbed relatively easily, with only one section of remaining ice that was a little dicey. Nice conditions and several parties at the summit. Back in time for dinner.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4767 ft / 1453 m
    Elevation Loss:3207 ft / 978 m
    Distance:10.6 mi / 17.1 km
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons
    Weather:Pleasant, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:4767 ft / 1453 m
    Distance:7.8 mi / 12.6 km
    Route:Hayden Tailings/North Ridge
    Trailhead:Pole Creek Trailhead  5280 ft / 1609 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:3207 ft / 978 m
    Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Route:North Ridge/Hayden Tailings
    Trailhead:Luau Camp  6840 ft / 2084 m
Ascent Part of Trip: 2011 Luau (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Middle Sister2011-09-03
2North Sister2011-09-04
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by George Burgess
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