Ascent of South Teton on 1990-08-10
|Others in Party:||Joe Rehmer|
Mary Garrett ?
and Amy ?
|Date:||Friday, August 10, 1990|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||12514 ft / 3814 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThe South Teton is just that - the southernmost of the three Tetons in the Teton Range. It is also the lowest of the three peaks. The approach is the same as the Middle Teton except when you reach the saddle conecting the two peaks, you turn south instead of north.
My first time up the South was with my good friend Joe Rehmer, and a gaggle of sorority girls from the University of Virginia. Joe was the one who got the ladies to join the group, being better looking and more witty than me, not to mention actually possessing a car. As far as my northern sensibilities could detect, the girls were typical Southern Belles, not too used to privation or physical challenges - princesses you might say. Be that as it may, I give credit where credit is due. Despite the fact that a hike up the South Teton in no way resembles a stroll through a Virginia shopping mall, they all showed enough toughness to reach the summit. However, this was a long day hike and as any mountaineer knows, the summit is nothing but the halfway point. Some of their resolve had faded by the time we were plodding through the lower reaches of the forest back to the trailhead and I believe it was Amy who said, "I'm never going to climb another f---ing mountain ever again." I have no idea if that statement held true over time, but even though I don't remember her last name, I wouldn't go looking for her on this website any time soon...
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||5780 ft / 1761 m|
| Trailhead:||6734 ft / 2052 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble|
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