Welcome to SP!  -

South Sister Glissade

 
[ Sizes: Orig | Large | Med | Small | Thumb ]
South Sister Glissade
This was our route back from the Green Lakes variation of the South Sister. Shortly after leaving the main trail at the lake just below 9000 ft, we made our way to the snow fields... The glissader here, Trevin Ziegler, was hesitant to give it a try, but warmed up quickly after he watched me for a bit (my tracks on the left) and saw how fun it is! I estimate we glissaded for just short of 2 miles and 2000 ft. elevation drop. Easily the longest and most enjoyable glissade I've done so far.

Comments


[ Post a Comment ]
Viewing: 1-5 of 5    

awilsondcRe: i'm scared...

awilsondc

Hasn't voted

Oh man, you gotta try glissading! It is a little scary at first, but once you get it figured out you'll love it. It's the fastest and funnest way to descend (scree skiing is a close 2nd). By the way, the South Ridge route is a little easier and less snowy.
Posted Aug 18, 2006 3:56 am

supermarmotthink i'd be scared too

supermarmot

Voted 10/10

without an ice axe. looks like a fairly low angle though
Posted Aug 20, 2006 3:30 am

awilsondcRe: think i'd be scared too

awilsondc

Hasn't voted

It was the perfect angle and perfect conditions for worry free glissading. Ahhhhh... so much fun!
Posted Aug 21, 2006 7:43 pm

paulhOH S*@#

paulh

Voted 10/10

That looks nutty as hell! Right on
Posted Aug 22, 2006 7:06 am

awilsondcRe: OH S*@#

awilsondc

Hasn't voted

:) Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Posted Aug 24, 2006 5:39 am

Viewing: 1-5 of 5    




Rate This Image
Current Score: 83.96

Log In To Vote
 South Sister (Mountain/Rock)

View of Broken Top from South...
« PREV

Viewing
#16 of 426
GALLERY
South Sister at dawn from the...
NEXT »

 awilsondc's Image Gallery

Mount Everly
« PREV

Viewing
#40 of 196
GALLERY
Happy Goat
NEXT »


 Glissading (Album)


Image Data
awilsondcSubmitted by awilsondc
on Aug 2, 2006 5:50 am

Image ID: 212368
Hits: 2032 
Lat/Lon: 44.10360°N / 121.7681°W
Object Title: South Sister Glissade

Image Type(s): Scenery