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BradBartickDC route 2009  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2009


With Bruce Lacroix. Had to assist a guy escape from a narrow crevasse due to snow bridge collapse. Lots of rockfall on the cleaver. 2 days, 1 night.
Posted Aug 3, 2014 7:11 pm

bbDC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2014
DC route. Car to car 17 h 15 m. I'm an average hiker.
Posted Aug 2, 2014 2:00 pm

Virginia14erKeeps Getting Better  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2014


This year was the 2nd year in a row to the top. Went up last year with IMG via DC, summit 7/20/13. Then, my wife wanted to go. So, here we go again. Returned with IMG again, both of us summited (actually, all 12 climbers in our group were successful.) I can't say enough good stuff about IMG. Beautiful weather both years. I have to say, after being on the mountain 3 times now, it gets better each time. First year with RMI was not successful. But with each successive year, what was once a chore is now becoming more routine, so you can smell the roses along the way, so to speak.
Posted Jul 28, 2014 12:26 pm

nswardGreat Weather on the DC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2014


We had perfect weather and extra days to ensure a summit.
[Day 1] 8am--arrive at Paradise. 8:45am--leave the trail head. 2:45pm--arrive at muir, set up camp, melt water, eat, and practice self arrest. 6pm--sleep.
[Day 2] 8am--leave Muir. 9:40am--arrive at Ingraham Flats, set up camp, melt water, eat, prepare packs for summit, and sleep.
[Day 3] 10pm--wake up, eat, drink, and rope up. 10:50pm--leave Flats. 5am--summit in time for the 5:20 sunrise. Enjoyed summit for half hour. 9am--back down at the Flats.
Posted Jul 21, 2014 2:19 pm

brihuangDC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2014


Much wind in the final 2 hour stretch with some whiteout conditions. Thought of turning back many times but prevailed in the end. First time on Rainier and it was the my hardest earned summit yet.
Posted Jul 18, 2014 7:34 am

calebEOCEmmons  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2014


Three day ascent camping on the inter glacier day one, emmons flat day two, and summiting in a snowstorm and high winds day three. Beautiful weather all four days on the mountain except summit day. Snow was super soft, two feet of slush in sections.
Posted Jul 16, 2014 9:59 am

edge17via DC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2014
Got a bit of a late start (2am) and ended up coming down the cleaver in some pretty soft snow later in the day. Strong winds and very little visibility for parts of the ascent.
Posted Jul 7, 2014 5:25 pm

JurgenRainier in a Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2014


We started at Paradise at 9 pm and reached the summit 10 hours later. Conditions are very good and the weather was perfect. The view from the summit was amazing and it was a worhty summit to finish our US trip.

Some thoughts.. Rainier is a big mountain which is technically pretty easy, but I found the DC route quite dangerous. Rockfall danger along the Cowlitz glacier, the beginning of the Flats and when traversing on the Disappointment Clever. Furthermore, seracs are threatening the Flats. So be sure to be able to tackle the difficulties without problems in order to be fast enough on these dangerous sections. A frosty night and an early start are also obligatory.
Posted Jul 5, 2014 12:05 am

Super DaveDC Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2014

Super Dave

Held off a couple days waiting for a storm to clear, then had perfect weather conditions. Summit views were awesome. Rainier is a BIG mountain! Trip Report
Posted Jul 4, 2014 4:41 pm

HixsonhrDisappointment Cleaver  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2014
Awesome climb with perfect weather. A bit crowded but otherwise couldn't have been better
Posted Jun 25, 2014 10:47 pm

keeganrayDC route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2014


Had a chilly bivy at the top of the cleaver and pushed for the summit the following afternoon. The view from the top was crystal clear, but 30-40mph winds. Spent an hour exploring and spent the night back at the Muir bunk house. Right now the crevasses are pretty minimal. The biggest being 6-8 inches wide. Awesome experience, can't wait to go back next year!
Posted Jun 9, 2014 7:51 pm

MattDurkeeDC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2006


2nd hottest day in Yakima ever! 109 F

Last group out of Camp Muir for the day at 2:00 AM. The mountain was melting....
Posted Jun 8, 2014 11:07 am

gbrillDisappointment Cleaver  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2011


Nice route and great team!
Posted Jun 4, 2014 11:04 pm

ThorsChosenEmmons Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2002


Summit climb with Alpine Ascents International. Nice weather after the first day.
Posted Apr 8, 2014 10:13 pm

Rhughson47Gib Ledges  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 25, 2014


Perfect Weather, Gib Ledges were in "less than favorable" conditions.

First to summit after an early (2am) start from Camp Muir.

Descended via the Ingraham Icefall.

Beautiful mountain, amazing views.
Posted Mar 5, 2014 10:22 am

BMS914DC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2013


Super nice weather made this a cake walk.
Posted Feb 24, 2014 11:41 pm

rockymountaindivaEmmons/Winthrop - BRRRRR!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2011


Surprisingly toasty in camps along the way but freeeeezing/snowing/foggy/windy at the summit. Absolutely gorgeous sunrise on the way up. 54 pound pack, almost half my body weight! Glad I did it while I was young ( :
Posted Feb 20, 2014 5:53 pm

Cloud OceanEmmons  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2013

Cloud Ocean

Climbed the Emmons from Camp Schurman with a group guided by IMG. Very lucky with the weather window; it was overcast and foggy both the night before and the afternoon afterwards. As we climbed the clouds rose with us, making the descent very slow in soft snow and low visibility.
Posted Jan 30, 2014 2:06 pm

michaelblodgettMt Rainier 14,411  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2012


perfect weather, great day to summit
Posted Dec 29, 2013 12:23 am

KevintheclimberSummit at last- DC route   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2013


Two man team, 50 plus mph wind. But otherwise, a legendary climb.
Posted Dec 26, 2013 2:53 pm

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