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.

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awilsondc

awilsondc - Aug 18, 2006 3:56 am - Hasn't voted

Re: i'm scared...

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.

supermarmot

supermarmot - Aug 20, 2006 3:30 am - Voted 10/10

think i'd be scared too

without an ice axe. looks like a fairly low angle though

awilsondc

awilsondc - Aug 21, 2006 7:43 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: think i'd be scared too

It was the perfect angle and perfect conditions for worry free glissading. Ahhhhh... so much fun!

paulh

paulh - Aug 22, 2006 7:06 am - Voted 10/10

OH S*@#

That looks nutty as hell! Right on

awilsondc

awilsondc - Aug 24, 2006 5:39 am - Hasn't voted

Re: OH S*@#

:) Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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