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Ascent of Middle Sister on 2009-08-29

Climber: Les Zollbrecht

Others in Party:Jenny
Jeff
Amy
Emma
Michael
Marschelle
Ash
Rick
Date:Saturday, August 29, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Middle Sister
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:10047 ft / 3062 m

Ascent Trip Report

A touch of rain on Friday then clear the rest of the weekend. Hiked in to moraine near Diller Lake (3hr. 30 min). Saturday, snow practice at 8:30 -9:30 then started on the glacier at around 10:00. Eight crevasses had opened up. We hiked up between them and then just below the bergschrund for about 200 feet. the berg was about twenty feet across and twenty to forty feet deep. Great scramble up to the summit.

TIP: stay on the ridge both up and down as there a very large rocks dislodged by climbers. Resist the urge to drop down the scree slopes!
Summary Total Data
    Distance:16.9 mi / 27.2 km
    Route:Diller Glacier
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Rope, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:2 nights away from roads
    Weather:Drizzle, Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:2 Days 



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