This pre-conference tour will be held April 30-May 2.
Interested in a mountain climb? John Punches, an OSU Extension Forester who also happens to be an experienced mountaineer and mountain rescue leader/trainer, has offered to take a small group up a moderately technical climb on South Sister. Prouty Glacier is the intended route and it should have plenty of snow in May. This two or three day event would feature a day of basic mountaineering training followed by an overnight camp near one of the mountain’s east slope alpine lakes. The group would start early the next morning to make their summit attempt. Weather permitting, the views are stunning. A second night in camp is generally not needed, but is an option.
This pre-conference offer is informal (not officially connected with the ANREP conference) – contact John at if you’re interested. John will work with you to determine your climbing options and help you get prepared. Target dates are April 30 – May 2.

Looking for other pre-conference tour options? Check out the Points of Interest page!
Photo credit: Brent McGregor

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