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jpsmythDisappointment Cleaver  Sucess!


First time on Mt. Rainier. Looking forward to many more climbs.
Posted May 12, 2011 11:15 am

Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2002


Made it to the summit on a windy, bitterly cold day. Snowed hard at Muir, and on top, clear and windy in between. Tough summit, but made it all the more satisfying.
Posted May 10, 2011 12:02 pm

jackstraw0083Nasty day 1, beautiful day 2  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2008


Climbed up through the fog on day 1 and woke up to a beautiful day 2 on the Emmon's Glacier.
Posted May 5, 2011 2:30 pm

abcrickMan & His Land  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 1976
Not exactly sure of the date is 1976.. late July or early Aug... Dan Boyd was the lead guide for Man & His Land Western Expeditions II .... Hardest thing I've ever done ... Did it again two years later and that was the greatest thing I ever did !!
Posted Apr 21, 2011 9:28 pm

zamora149Summit of Rainier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 23, 2010


Made the summit with Team Russback. Even passed Guided Groups... Check them out.... www.teamrussback.com, 5 of us went up but only 3 of us made it to the top... 2 turned back.
Posted Mar 18, 2011 1:38 am

IlafanDude ... WHATEVER!  Sucess!


There was so much fog, I couldn't even see my way from the parking low to the lodge much less to the top of the mountain. Still, this is a wonderful National Park, and what I DID see was memorable and fantastic. Even the speeding ticket I got in Yakima after I left Mt. Ranier didn't spoil my thoughts of this perfect place!
Posted Mar 8, 2011 7:55 pm

Vinnyalmost on second try


turned back a second time at the plateau after the Dog route- total white out so we bagged it.
since then just solo ski to Camp Muir in 2009. many more routes to do
Posted Feb 27, 2011 12:28 am

johnp79DC Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010


My 2nd climb of Mt. Rainier, this time I went unguided with a group of fellow climbers as a training peak for Denali in 2011. Climbed to Ingraham Flats on day 1 and setup camp. Encountered thick cloud cover up till about 9,000 feet, then nothing but sunshine. Got up around 2:30am and hit the summit. Took the cleaver and made the summit a couple hours later. Long way down to Paradise, followed by a red-eye back to Chicago. One LONG day but amazing!

Mt Rainier 2010 Pictures
Posted Feb 22, 2011 6:47 pm

johnp79DC Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2009


My first time on Rainier and first glacier experience. I used Alpine Ascents as a guide and they taught me quite a bit. 1st day, we climbed to Camp Muir. 2nd day, we worked on glacier / snow skills (roped travel, self-arrest, etc) and then moved camp to Ingraham Flats for the night. Early summit bid (2am), followed by a long way down to Paradise. 3 days of beautiful weather, a sunrise summit, and one of the best experiences of my life. I'm hooked!

Mt. Rainier 2009 Pictures
Posted Feb 22, 2011 6:44 pm

brizzaIngraham Direct  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2010


w/ Saunders. Whiteout.
Posted Feb 18, 2011 7:38 pm

belowfellowDC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2010


Summited on a bluebird day via DC and Camp Muir.
Posted Feb 16, 2011 1:13 pm

raywRainier  Sucess!


great views and beautiful weather enjoyed with family
Posted Jan 20, 2011 3:34 pm

climbingfurryOne of North America's best!  Sucess!


Check Rainier
Posted Jan 16, 2011 11:32 pm

Josh LewisDC Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2010

Josh Lewis

This was an interesting experience. Ended up with a guy who had little clue as to what he was doing on the mountain, manipulated the rope team, and put us in some danger. I'll try avoiding that one in the future.
Posted Jan 12, 2011 1:00 am

ExcitableBoyVarious routes  Sucess!


Kautz Glacier, Fuhrer Thumb, Fuhrer Finger, Gib Ledges (in winter, twice), DC (multiple times), Emmons Glacier (multiple times), Curtis Ridge, Liberty Ridge, Ptarmigan Ridge.
Posted Dec 26, 2010 9:13 am

iquest4itTales from the far side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2009


After a couple of summits from Camp Muir, I'm so glad I finally did this Emmons-Winthrop route. The approach is much more scenic, Camp Sherman is a far better base, it has one tenth the crowds, and the climb is three times as fun. I'm stoked for a winter climb now!
Posted Dec 25, 2010 3:07 am

letskeepmovinDC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 1999


Lots of fun. Easier than I trained for (fortunately).
Posted Dec 21, 2010 7:59 pm

ElGrecoIngraham direct  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2010


Summit with RMI team up the Ingraham direct. Cold and windy after the Flats. No views up top to speak of...
Posted Nov 27, 2010 2:17 pm

TrappedInNJAmazing Trip!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2010


Perfect conditions, icy in AM, not a lot of postholing until later in the day. No summit thanks to altitude sickness, but can't wait to try it again in 2011!
Posted Nov 14, 2010 3:41 pm

NefsekEmmons  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2010


3 crystal clear days with good friends and good beer at the bottom!
Posted Nov 12, 2010 6:26 pm

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