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swanny17Emmons Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2011


Route was in great shape and the weather was fantastic. Got enjoy the summit with my wife even, which was awesome! Couldn't have asked for a better day to summit.
Posted Jun 28, 2011 7:00 pm

amochkaFinally!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2010


Emmons Glacier approach. Second time in two weeks, no summit the first time due to weather. Came back to finish the job. Flawless climb all around. Great people, good conditions, nap in the summit crater. Long summit day, but great route. Camped at Glacier Basin, then up to Schurman, camped and up at midnight to head up. One more night at Schurman and then out the next day to cars..thanks to CPK for making my goal a reality after all these years..
Posted Jun 27, 2011 8:37 pm

hol571Rainier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2011


DC route, clear weather on the summit w/ nice views in all directions
Posted Jun 25, 2011 7:33 pm

Brian CCascade Highpoints  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2011

Brian C

Drove out from CO to climb Hood and Rainier. Warmed up with Mt. Hood on June 10th and climbed a variation of the old chute. The clouds came down below the summit ridge and cleared as we summited. It was nice to have the place all to ourselves. The next day we drove to Mt. Rainier and started up the Emmons glacier. We planned on staying at Emmons Flats but ended up staying at Schurman due to a blizzard/whiteout. After all parties but one peaced out due to weather we stayed another day and summited on June 14th on a beautiful but windy day. What a trip!
Posted Jun 16, 2011 11:47 am

JimWallaceto the top  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2011


Great day in Washington.Hot sun and cold ice.Great views except for cloudy summit,but a challenging rewarding climm.Stayed at camp Muir and hiked Dissaspointment cleaver with 5 friends from NY.Great experience and looking forward to a return hike
Posted Jun 16, 2011 8:14 am

yadahzoemtnDisappointment Cleavor  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2002


06/02/02 First ascent with Kevin, Doug, and my son Brewster. Incredible experience being with family and close friends at altitude.
07/28/06 Second ascent was supposed to be with Kimberly. I got sick the day we were to head to Camp Muir but two days later I was brand new so I ended up going up after she did we both made it even though we were a couple of days apart. I summited on same route.
Posted Jun 1, 2011 9:01 pm

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

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