Ascent of North Sister on 2013-08-24
|Others in Party:||Troy Baker|
Michael Wanberg -- Trip Report or GPS Track
|Date:||Saturday, August 24, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||10085 ft / 3073 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWe hiked into Minnie Scott Spring and camped amongst the throngs of PCT'ers. Predawn start, hiked around the Collier Cone to the east, then immediately gained the ridge and started our ascent. Pretty routine volcano scree and boulders up to 9700 feet where we reached the base of the Glisan Pinnacle. There are multiple routes from here, some more obvious than others. We chose to access the high ledge at the base of the Prouty Pinnacle and worked our way across to a muddy/icy chute. Once through there we were at the bowling alley and shortly thereafter on the summit. Nice weather, almost no smoke, a nice climb with a good group.
My greatest high 5 ever, atop North Sister with Troy Baker. Picture courtesy of Michael Wanberg (2013-08-24). Photo by Caleb Morris.
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|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||6000 ft / 1828 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||1300 ft / 396 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||20.5 mi / 33 km|
| Quality:||8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb|
| Gear Used:||Rope, Ski Poles, Tent Camp|
| Nights Spent:||1 nights away from roads|
| Weather:||Cool, Windy, Partly Cloudy|
| Gain on way in:||6000 ft / 1828 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 4700 ft / 1432 m; Extra: 1300 ft / 396m|
| Loss on way in:||1300 ft / 396 m|
| Distance:||10.5 mi / 16.9 km|
| Route:||Northwest Ridge|
| Start Trailhead:||Lava Camp Lake 5385 ft / 1641 m|
| Distance:||10 mi / 16.1 km|
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