APEX Physical Therapy Summit Challenge 2016

Posted by on Apr 6, 2016 in Events, Exercise, Healthy Living, Physical Therapy, Seasonal | 0 comments

South Sister APEX Physical Therapy Summit ChallengeTake on the APEX Physical Therapy Summit Challenge 2016! The goal of the challenge is to encourage exploration of our beautiful Central Oregon Peaks, make new friends, have fun, and be fit! Whether you are a novice or an expert, you can participate.

The challenge is to climb 4 peaks in 4 months ending with the South Sister Summit in September. The 4 hikes will be Black Butte, Black Crater, Mt Bachelor, and South Sister. The hikes are progressive in nature with longer distances or higher elevations to prepare you for your final challenge.  All 4 hikes will be led by APEX Physical Therapist Jim Wallace who has climbed these peaks multiple times and will assist you in preparing yourself mentally and physically to be successful.  He has also summited other Cascade summits including Mt Rainer, Mt Adams, Mt Hood, and Middle Sister. The climbs are non-technical approaches requiring only hiking boots and the 10 essentials for hiking, but are physically demanding in that the South Sister will take anywhere from 8-12 hours to complete with 5000 feet of elevation gain in 6 miles.

The tentative schedule with be Black Butte 6/25, Black Crater 7/23, Mt Bachelor 8/6, and South Sister 9/3. APEX Physical Therapy is not guiding the climbs and participation is strictly voluntary except the Mt Bachelor climb is mandatory to participate in the South Sister climb. Participants should recognize that hiking and mountaineering is inherently dangerous and your participation is at your own risk. Participants should attend all hikes to properly prepare for the final goal of summiting the South Sister. The group size will be limited to 15 for safety concerns. We look forward to meeting those of you who accept this challenge. Start training today! Smith Rock is a great place to warm up those legs!

Please call APEX Physical Therapy at 541-475-1218 to sign up and Jim will contact you with specifics when all details have been finalized.

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