North Ridge of Middle Sister

Length:2 days
Price:1 climber $1,250
2 $850 per climber
Dates:Custom dates are available in June, July and August
Location:Hayden Glacier

On our first day of our Middle Sister climb, we begin our approach beginning at Pole Creek Trailhead will take us beneath the massive east face of North Sister. We’ll eventually make it to our camp on the toe of the Hayden Glacier.  Once at camp we will cover some basic climbing techniques that we will use on our summit attempt on day two.

Our second day will begin with an alpine start, we’ll climb the Hayden Glacier that pours down from the col between Middle and North Sister. After a few sections of steep snow on the North Ridge, we will stand on the summit of Middle Sister.  After incredible views of South and North Sister, and surrounding volcanic landscape, we will descend back to our tents. We’ll break camp and begin our afternoon hike out to the trail head.

This is an excellent introduction to mountaineering, and a perfect climb for those who have no previous mountaineering experience.

This climb can be done in a single day for extremely fit climbers that have had previous mountaineering instruction and climbs.

Permit Restriction

We are able to schedule this climb on Monday through Thursday only, because of limitations on all commercial permits in the Deschutes-Willamette National Forest.

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North Ridge of Middle Sister

Hayden Glacier

This climb is a great introduction to overnight camping, alpine climbing, snow climbing and rock scrambling. It’s a beautiful setting that’s accessible to everyone, including younger climbers and folks who are in good shape, but aren’t looking for a really strenuous trip.

Style:Snow and glacier travel, rock scrambling
Skill Level:Entry-level

"I am very happy with my TMG experience. The guides were professional, personable, and extremely concerned about safety. . . I absolutely give highest marks to these guys. If you don't have much Alpine experience, or just want the security of seasoned veterans guiding you up this mountain, then I strongly recommend you sign up with them. Thanks, guys, for a great experience!!"

George C
Highland, UT

"What a fantastic experience gaining the summit of a mountain we've gazed on from Portland for 25 years! . . . We learned a great deal, had a ton of fun, felt in very capable hands, and had the reward of summiting on a beautiful clear day. The value of being with a professional, certified, guide and guiding organization was evident throughout. Kudos to the TMG team who were responsive, supportive, and fun to work with every step of the way."

Malcolm C
Portland, OR

"We booked 2-day overnight program on Mt. Hood with Timberline Mountain Guides. Our guides were great, . . super friendly and reputable. The program did not go as planned due to inclement weather but we still had fun and good experience. The guides were definitely flexible and provided guidance during the trip. I would recommend going with them if it's your first climbing trip on Mt. Hood for sure."

Portland, OR

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  • There are no prerequisites to join this climb – we’ll teach you everything you need to know!
  • Excellent physical fitness is required
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