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Oregon Alpine Project is a mountaineering formation dedicated to the safe traverse of our beautiful Oregon high-country and beyond. Have you hiked South Sister and are now looking to climb the harder or higher peaks? Do you want to climb Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams, Mt. Hood, Mt. Jefferson, Three Fingered Jack, Mt Washington, North Sister, Middle Sister, Broken Top, Diamond Peak, Mt Thielsen, Mt. Shasta? Then this is the Meetup for you.

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Santiam Pass AT tour near Three Fingered Jack

Santiam Sno-Park

Wednesday Jan 22 AT ski/split into the burn area south of Three Fingered Jack. I’m looking to ski at least 5 miles minimum. We’ll meet at Santiam Snow Park (bring OR snow park pass) This ski will be leisurely pace up to the south ridge leading to 3 FJ. This is a spectacular area to ski in for the views and somewhat safer as the tree wells are fewer in the burned forest! I’ll ski with the team as far as you want to push it! Meet at 10 am at Santiam Snow Park. Meet and greet then read and sign the Oregon Alpine Project liability waiver. This is a spectacular area to ski in for the views and somewhat safer as the tree wells are fewer in the burned forest! I’ll ski with the team as far as you want to push it! Beers afterwards at Hoodoo Ski lodge! As usual I will have OAP swag for sale! Hats, pint glasses, stickers and patches! Buy some and Support your club! Equipment List- Helmet, hat, goggles, sunglasses 2 pair gloves Backpack 2 liters water, lunch, snacks Warm clothes Avalanche kit- probe,beacon, shovel GPS optional

Denali 20,320' via West Buttress-Interest List

Denali (Mt. McKinley) "The Great One" - 20,320' I am looking to build my own team (The OAP Team) for my second ascent of Denali. I was successful on my first ascent, yet still the craving continues... Denali is one of the harshest environments on earth. The trip is roughly 21 days. There are no sherpas and i am not a professional mountain guide. This is a private trip organized by me. Denali is the most physically strenuous of the 7 summits. It is also one of the coldest places on earth. June[masked] If you are interested here is what i am looking for- Strong Climbers- Denali requires climbers to carry heavy loads on their backs and pull a sled at the same time. Each climber will have to shuttle 120 lbs of group gear up the mountain and carry their personal kit 40+more lbs each. I have a training program for you to follow. Team Players- This expedition can only succeed if the team works together to accomplish the goal of summiting and returning alive. I absolutely do not want lazy, entitled, or selfish team members. Wealth- This climb will cost each climber over 5,000$. This is an estimate. Here is a rough breakdown of expenses; Gear- >3,000$ 7,000 meter boots 800+$ -20 degree sleeping bag 850$ 100+ liter megapack 450$ 7,000 meter puffy coat 400$ down pants 200$ -30 mittens 150$ overboots 150$ solar charger 100$ 4 season tent 700+$ (I have an extra to rent) Transportation- 1,700$ Anchorage Flight- 400$ Denali NP Climb Permit- 600$ Denali flight to Kahiltna Glacier 600$ Shuttle to Talkeetna 100$ Optional Rescue Insurance 600$ Trip expenses to be divided for the entire group- Food for 3 weeks est. 600$ Fuel for 3 weeks est. 250$ Radios- for weather forecasts 200$ Sat Phone-to call family 600$ 4 new MSR stoves 400$ These lists are just a preliminary accounting of what to expect. The actual gear list is much longer and most PNW climbers already have the rest. If you are interested put your name on the list. I will hold monthly meetings/training for the climbers who show they have what it takes to climb Denali. I will be forming a Facebook Group to disseminate information as meetup has a limit to what can be posted. I am looking for a team of 6. The first 6 to sign up are not on the team. The team will be decided by March 2020. There will be alternates as people will drop out before the expedition begins. Shine on Forever~MJK

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Mt. Hood AT ski/split board tour

Timberline Lodge and Ski Area

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