Mount Jefferson/Jefferson Park Glacier

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Intermediate Alpine Climb - Mount Jefferson/Jefferson Park Glacier

Early season climb of Oregon's second highest volcano

  • Intermediate Mountaineering Climb
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 15.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,897 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 10,497 ft

TBD

Priority for Tacoma branch until 5/19.  Day 1 - drive to Oregon and hike to Scout Lake to camp. Day 2 - ascend via Jefferson Park Glacier and descend via Whitewater glacier; camp at Scout Lake. Day 3 - hike out and drive home. 

Gear: ice screw and second tool.

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Mount Jefferson/Jefferson Park Glacier


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • Crampons
  • An ice axe (not technical ice tools)
  • A sleeping bag rated to +20 degrees or colder
  • A sleeping pad
  • A back pack (40 to 60 liters)
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped locking carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Chock pick (nut tool)
  • Rescue pulley
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Belay gloves
  • Warm gloves or mittens
  • Cordellete
  • Picket or other relevant protection
  • Extra webbing or cord
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