The Ascent of South Sister

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Sun, 06/16/2013 - Tue, 06/18/2013

Oregon's South Sister is the third highest peak in the state at 10,250'!.  Our attempt to reach its lofty summit will be a noble adventure, featuring a spectacular camping location and a small amount of travel on a live glacier.  The trip will commence on Sunday June 16th with a drive to the south of Bend where we will hike in on the Green Lakes trail for hree hours.  After a fine meal of grass-fed Oregon beef and certified organic vegetarian options we will bed down under the stars.  Monday will be climb day.  An early start will get us onto the legendary prouty Glacier and, if fortune is with us, to the summit before noon if conditions are favorable.  We will spend another evening at our gorgeous camp, swapping stories and playing cards.  On Tuesday we'll make the hike out to the bus and drive back to Catlin Gabel, arriving in the early evening.

The trip is open to students 14 and over.  Students should be in good physical condition, able to carry a backpack,  and comfortable camping in the outdoors.  Students do not need prior mountaineering experience though it is helpful to be comfortable on steep snow.

The cost of the three day trip is $95.

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