This is a scramble route to the summit of Middle Sister. No technical skills are required. It is a longer approach than the Hayden Glacier. Note: This route, if properly approached, has NO crevasse crossings. This makes is a slightly less technical route (ie, leave pro, rope and harnesses at home!) than the crevassed approaches from the north side of the peak. It can also offer better skiing conditions.
We'll drive down Friday and hike into Chambers Lakes and make camp. We'll have an alpine start and ascend the SW Ridge of Middle Sister on Saturday morning. After we summit, we'll return to our camp and get a get a good night's sleep. and get ready for the next day's climb.