Ascent of South Sister on 2017-07-31

Climber: Michael Lewis

Others in Party:Josh Lewis
Date:Monday, July 31, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:South Sister
    Elevation:10358 ft / 3157 m

Ascent Trip Report

flash ascent with my brother Josh at night after driving across Oregon from the Wallowas. He took some cool night pics. Accidentally went up the west rim of the crater then crossed it with increasingly dim headlights. The first few thousand feet down through pumice were tedious until sunrise. Would've been sweeter as a spring ascent. I might come back.
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Bend from South Sister around mid-night (2017-07-31). Photo by Michael Lewis.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5064 ft / 1543 m
    Total Elevation Loss:5064 ft / 1543 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5014 ft / 1528 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 4914 ft / 1498 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Loss on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Start Trailhead:5444 ft / 1659 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4964 ft / 1513 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 4914 ft / 1498 m; Extra: 50 ft / 15m
    Gain on way out:50 ft / 15 m
    End Trailhead:5444 ft / 1659 m

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