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    Kyle Miller
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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.


    Image from the Sunnto X10

    From base camp we had a amazing view of the sunrise alpenglow over the South Sister.

    Photo by Amar Andalkar
    The diller headwall on the middle sister

    Photo by Amar Andalkar
    Amar was able to fix his broken crampon from the day before with bailing wire

    Photo by Amar Andalkar
    Skinning towards the south Sister

    Heading across one of the many Chamber Lakes on the North Side of the South Sister

    Photo by Amar Andalkar

    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

    Amar skinning up with the Middle and North sisters in the distance and one of the Chamber Lakes below

    Ascending onto the Lost Creek Glacier

    Photo by Amar Andalkar
    Looking down the West side of South Sister with The Husband in the distance

    Our route up the West ridge

    Photo by Amar Andalkar
    Skinning up with Middle and North Sister in the distance

    Photo by Amar Andalkar

    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

    A close up shot of Middle and North Sisters with Mt Jefferson inbetween

    Photo by Amar Andalkar
    Looking down the west face

    The Last few steps to the summit crater with Bachelor in the background

    Skinning across the summit Crater

    Photo by Amar Andalkar
    Skinning to the high point of the Crater rim

    Photo by Amar Andalkar
    On our way across we were stoked to find animal tracks only to find out a few feet later it was someones dog

    Photo by Amar Andalkar
    Amar on the summit of South Sister

    Getting ready to drop onto the Proudy Glacier Headwall

    Photo by Amar Andalkar
    I drop in first



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    Then Amar


    Photo by Amar Andalkar


    After 1300 feet of perfect fall line we do a low angle traverse 2200 feet back to camp lake

    Photo by Amar Andalkar


    Photo by Amar Andalkar
    Then we packed up camp and made the 5 mile traverse back to the Pole creek trail head.

    Trip Totals
    Ascent 4450
    Decent 6050
    Around 12 miles

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