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jamesmc2Skiing the Finger  Sucess!


Climbed the Fuhrer Finger. Absolute classic. Beautiful camp on the southern flank of the Wilson glacier. Perfect spring/early summer conditions. Left camp at 4:00 am and summited at 11:00 am. Ski descent back to camp by 1:30. My first time above 14,000.
Posted Jul 5, 2010 2:25 am

kraymesDisappointment Cleaver  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 1991


With Al and Chris. Poached a wanded route up. Had to duct tape my leather strapped crampons to my right foot, cuz it kept blowing off.
Posted Jul 2, 2010 2:49 pm

Boonie1Came up the Emmons  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2010


40+mph winds. Somehow my helmet came unbuckled and it almost blew over the rim. Funny we saw three helmets and a pair of goggles laying in/on crevace lips and saw a real nice hard shell blow past us on the decent.
My first time on top, but not the last.
Climb on!
Posted Jul 1, 2010 9:35 pm

gatoNumber 11...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 19, 2010


...and counting. Horrible windstorm on the descent.
Posted Jun 30, 2010 2:04 am

mrchad9Perfect Conditions  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2007


Spent 3 nights at camp Muir, on day 2 we relaxed and played in crevasses on the Nisqually Glacier. Up to the summit on day 3, enjoyed a few hours on top soaking in the views and exploring the snow caves around the rim. The crevasses were wide open, making the route very scenic, had one ladder to cross and one 3 foot leap that was replaced with a second ladder 2 days later. After day 1 had clear skies, no wind the entire time.
Posted Jun 13, 2010 1:39 pm

pratyushSuccess on Ingraham Direct amidst stormy weekend!
Date Climbed: May 23, 2010


4 members from Caltech Alpine Club climbed it on 22-23 May. Poor visibility, but we still made it!
Posted May 25, 2010 11:48 pm

BrookTroutLeiphartSaw the Pacific!!!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 1975
Went up with 2 guys from Minneapolis with full packs and camped on top. After dinner, we hiked to the top to watch the sunset. It was so clear we could see the Pacific Ocean beyond the Olympic Peninsula! Could also see Mt. Jefferson beyond Mt. Hood! Our summit photos just happened to see Mt. St. Hellens before it erupted. I did not bring a sleeping bag to save weight-big mistake-I was cold until the sun hit the tent! This was my 4th state highpoint. Got all 50 in 31 years!!!
Posted May 17, 2010 1:29 am

brittonrussSpring Climb
Date Climbed: May 22, 2010


Has anyone been up yet this year or broke trail? Planning to climb May 22-23 still deciding on the route. I'd love to hear from you britton@teamrussback.com
Posted May 14, 2010 5:15 pm

michellenDiappointment Cleaver  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2006


First climb, and so glad I did it!
Posted May 6, 2010 4:45 pm

mychaelFirst Mountaineering Experience  Sucess!


Climbed the DC in aug 2004. Woefully underprepared and extremely lucky for the excellent weather and incident free day. Looking back now, it was quite foolish to even attempt due to my lack of experience.
Posted May 6, 2010 3:19 pm

PasquinilliChallenging Fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2008


Made it to the Summit with Alpine Ascents. A fun climb. Plan on returning this summer and next spring to train for bigger challenges.
Posted Apr 28, 2010 10:38 am

DavidRoosterFood Poisoning on the Summit!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009


Got food poisoning while descending and chucked all my food/h2o at the top of dissapointment cleaver...Good times.
Posted Apr 22, 2010 2:07 pm

SchuetzenweberGreat weather  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2009


Climbed Ingraham Direct with Mitch Barrie, Doc Chuck and KT. Great weather, no wind and warm temps. Fantastic view. What a difference from the previous year. The moon lit the way, ladder somewhere on ID and watching dawn approaching while merging routes above the DC were some of the highlights. Temps got so warm our Axes punched right through some of the snow-bridges on our descent.
Posted Mar 22, 2010 12:46 pm

Mlasky"The" Mountain.   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2000


Climbed with a group from idaho state university. I wanted to climb this for years. It was very spiritual for me: http://mslasky.blogspot.com/2009/10/rainier-2000-older-trip-report-for.html
Posted Mar 13, 2010 9:54 pm

micahlynn25RMI 4 day climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2009


first glacier mountain experience..im hooked
Posted Feb 16, 2010 6:44 pm

SKIWinter Attempt
Date Climbed: Feb 9, 2010


Excellent but cold weather conditions (rare!).
Terrible snow up high on Gib Ledges- final chute was an avalanche waiting to happen. Turned around as a group, confident that we had made the right decision. So close...
Posted Feb 11, 2010 6:18 pm

gregorpatschNext Time
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2007


Climbed with AAI and raised $5,000 for the Climb to Fight Breast Cancer. Turned around at 12.7k on the Emmons Route...not my day.
Posted Jan 25, 2010 11:28 am

mtncorgvia disappoinment cleaver  Sucess!


we did it in one very long day since we could not get camping permits.
Posted Jan 14, 2010 11:39 pm

mandrakeMt. Rainier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2008


Ascent via the Emmons Glacier. Crux was navigating through the crevasses in the dark. Ended up doing a high traverse beneath the bergshrund. Conditions were perfect -- long-sleeve t-shirt and a shell were all the layers needed until arriving at the saddle. Saw a bear in hiking out.
Posted Jan 8, 2010 4:36 pm

SnowsloggerThe big one for WA  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 1995


Finally climbed this one after two previous attempts. The one that got me into climbing in the first place, looking at a 14K snow-covered mountain from sea level in the middle of summer. Have since climbed it two more times (DC twice, Emmons once). Have also attempted the Kautz but got weathered off.
Posted Dec 28, 2009 12:03 am

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