Mt Jefferson - Whitewater Glacier

Aug 13-15 2010

Glad that we were able to get a good team w/ just one week notice. This is gonna be a great climb on Oregons most scenic peak, through one of nicest areas; Jefferson Park.

The quick discription is this: We'll start at the Whitewater trail head (4100') and hike up to Jefferson Park (6000'). This stretch is about four miles. We'll camp between 6000' and 6500'.

We'll gain Jefferson Park Glacier and treverse counter clockwise onto the Whitewater. We'll steadily gain elevation while negotiating the many crevasses. This will be low angle terrain but it'll also be a bit spicy w/ its many crevasses. We'll gain the SE Ridge at about 9000' ft and head up to the Red Saddle. From here we'll head over to the infamous traverse. Here we'll likely use pickets and then head up to the summit pinnacle which will be a 4th class scramble. We'll likely use a fixed line for this portion.

The team is: Jess, Amy, Dan Sewell, Matt Lund, Vita Picchi and Chuck Bennett. I'm looking forward to some of my favorite Peeps and I'm also excited to climb w/ Vita. I know you're mom so well, I'm curious to see how far the apple has fallen from the tree :-)

Here's the link to summit posts description

Here's the weather

The Time line: Friday the 13th (ooooooh) 1215pm at the motor pool
0215pm arrive at the TH
0415pm arrive at camp
Saturday the 14th 300am leave camp
1000am summit!
300pm back at camp
Sunday early am 700am ish, head out and grab breakfast!

Climbing: harness, helmets, boots, 2 lockers, 2 nonlockers, prussiks, gaiters, crampons, trekking poles.

Clothing: wind layers, insulating layers, gloves, hat, socks, undies.

Camping: tent, sleeping bag, stove, fuel sleeping pad, headlamp.

Other shtuff: sunblock, sunglasses, maybe bug spray, camera, chapstick.

Nutrition: food for two dinners, two breakfasts (one no cook breakfast) two lunches, lots of snacks. Capacity to carry three liters of water.

Group Gear: Spot locator, rope, 5 pickets, rock pro, radios, Chuck could you bring yours? Maps and compass, GPS, water filter, if anybody else has a filter it would be good to have two.

We'll drive the Limo and there will be room for all of us. Looking forward to it!


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