Mount Jefferson Trip Report (#3370)
- Signed By: Joe Manceau
- Date submitted: April 28, 1999
- Date(s) climbed: 8/23/99
Whitewater Glacier Route
Camped at 7120 ft elevation right on boundary with the Warm Springs Indian Reservation. This worked out well since it was flat and there was ample water. On the glacier, there were areas with large seracs and large snow bridges. Had to do some zig-zaging through crevasses. We were roped up on the entire glacier. On traverse from the Red Saddle to the NE side of the pinnicle, one area had exposure across a very steep snow field/couloir. Depending on snow conditions, may need to rope up. We did not but self belayed across using ice axe pick. If real warm and snow is soft, this could be dicey. Lots of loose rock up the SE ridge and up the pinnicle. A very nice climb.