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Trip Information
Name: Sampson and Delilah Summer Mountaineering Camp (PENDING)
Starts: Sat Jul 11, 2020
Return: Sat Jul 18, 2020

Registration opens: Fri Mar 06, 2020
Event category: Mountaineering
Difficulty grade: B3  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 12

Organizer: Brian Sheffield
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

Please give me a brief outline of your fitness level and experience. In particular:

a) are you familiar with the use of ice axe and self-arrest?

b) are you familiar and up to date with your crevasse rescue skills?

c) are you more interested in climbing or hikinig or a mix of both?

d) do you have any dietary restrictions?

e) are you willing to drive a vehicle for this trip, and if so, is it AWD and how many passengers can you take?

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Participant Information

This spectacular area features high peaks, glaciers, flower-filled meadows, hiking, scrambling, and some fourth and fifth class climbing.  It can be done as a wilderness hiking camp or a mountaineering camp depending on your preferences.  We will fly into Ash Pass and camp in a beautiful meadow next to a lake.  From here it is possible to climb Mt. Thiassi, Ice Maker, and Pebble Peak.  All full-day trips or you can set your sites on less challenging peaks and enjoy the ridges, ice caves, and meadows.  After half a week spent in this location, we will spend the day hiking over to the North Creek cabin where a food and beer drop will have been left for us.  This avoids carrying heavy packs.  From the North Creek cabin, we can take trips to Mt Sessil, Sampson and Sugas to name a few, or again aim for the easier peaks and lakes and leave the climbing for others.  On the last day, we hike out from the North Creek cabin on the newly improved trail to pick up our cars in the valley below.  Dinners and breakfasts will be provided, participants will bring their own lunches and snacks.  Helicopter transport to Ash pass and a food drop at North Creek will be provided.  An option to hike in from Railroad pass and complete a traverse through to Athelney pass exists, as does an exit from Ash Pass to Athelney.  There are lots of options.  Anticipated costs for the Helicopter drop and food for the week is about $500.  Participants must be familiar with off-trail wilderness travel and navigation.  While it is possible to avoid glacier travel and climbing on this trip, we will be in an area with many glaciers and the opportunity for fun general mountaineering.  

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