Photos of Rainier and the Disappointment Cleaver route:
Photos of Mount Rainier taken during a June 2011 ascent of the Disappointment Cleaver route i did with a couple freinds. We ascended to Camp Muir late in the day and got into our tent around 2 AM, just as the guided parties were leaving for the summit. We left for the summit around 5 AM, and after a ridiculous, miserable struggle(we were all completly out of shape at the time) we made it to the top. On the descent we had a breif whiteout, but later had a beauteful cloud deck below us. Unfortunatly I was so exhausted at the time, that I was blind to the world. I hope to climb Rainier again when I am in better physical condition, I assume it would be much more enjoyable.
Mount Adams seen from low on Mount Rainier.
Mount Rainier looking menacing, on the approach to Camp Muir.
Mount Saint Helens visible, just above Camp Muir, at dawn.
Sunrise behind Little Tahoma Peak.
Snacking on the Dissapointment Cleaver route
Blood red sunrise behind Little Tahoma Peak
Passing the high camp on the Dissappointment Cleaver route
The most exposed part of the Disappointment Cleaver route
JD(left) and myself(right) reaching the crater rim at the top of Mount Rainier
View from the crater rim of Mount Rainier
JD Sacklin and myself staggering up the final few feet of Mount Rainier.
View from the summit of Mount Rainier
Cloud deck beneath Camp Muir on the way home.
Mount Rainier, seen from the descent from Camp Muir.