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 Post subject: Cascadian Volcano Raid part 8 0f 9 South Sister
PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 2:46 pm 
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5/22/09

Our goal for our last day in Oregon was a ascent up the South Sister via the west ridge and a decent via the proudy Glacier Headwall on the ENE side.

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From base camp we had a amazing view of the sunrise alpenglow over the South Sister.
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Photo by Amar Andalkar
The diller headwall on the middle sister
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Amar was able to fix his broken crampon from the day before with bailing wire
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Skinning towards the south Sister
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Heading across one of the many Chamber Lakes on the North Side of the South Sister
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After passing by the Chamber lakes we started heading SW to acess the West ridge

Amar skinning up a gully with our ascent route on the right hand side
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Amar skinning up with the Middle and North sisters in the distance and one of the Chamber Lakes below
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Ascending onto the Lost Creek Glacier
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Looking down the West side of South Sister with The Husband in the distance
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Our route up the West ridge
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Skinning up with Middle and North Sister in the distance
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The snow on the West ridge was wind scoured so we decided it was more efficient to bootpack

Amar bootpacking in the lower left corner With Middle sister, Jefferson and North Sister in the distance
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A close up shot of Middle and North Sisters with Mt Jefferson inbetween
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Looking down the west face
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The Last few steps to the summit crater with Bachelor in the background
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Skinning across the summit Crater
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Skinning to the high point of the Crater rim
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On our way across we were stoked to find animal tracks only to find out a few feet later it was someones dog
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Amar on the summit of South Sister
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Getting ready to drop onto the Proudy Glacier Headwall
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I drop in first
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Then Amar
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After 1300 feet of perfect fall line we do a low angle traverse 2200 feet back to camp lake
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Then we packed up camp and made the 5 mile traverse back to the Pole creek trail head.
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Trip Totals
Ascent 4450
Decent 6050
Around 12 miles

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