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Old IckabodRoute Climbed: Ingraham Direct Date Climbed: 6/6/05  Sucess!

Old Ickabod

Spectacular feeling to reach the summit! As I led through the Ingraham Icefall, a snowbridge I was crossing collapsed and I plunged 30 feet before being arrested by my two team members (dragging one of them 10 feet toward the crevasse). I sustained no physical injuries, but I was rocked emotionally. They hauled me up with spectacular leadership from the RMI Guides that came up behind us. My nerves were shot, but my commitment to the team was strong. We continued cautiously with Kevin Wright leading and we summited after 9 hours. We retraced our steps from 13,000 to Camp Muir in a whiteout. 13 hours roundtrip with two spectacular teammates. It was a true life changing experience, but I learned a lot on the trip. Rainier is now a huge part of my life. Special thanks to Kenny Hays who self arrested the moment he saw me disappear into the crevasse and to Kevin Wright for setting the anchor and assisting in the rescue just as quick!
Posted Jun 12, 2005 6:40 pm

K_G_WrightRoute Climbed: Ingraham Direct Date Climbed: June 4 - 7, 2005  Sucess!

K_G_Wright

We successfully summitted; however, we had a couple near disasters including one crevasse rescue. Please see the trip report for details, and if you're considering this route this year, be hyper-vigilant and always ready for a crevasse rescue!
Posted Jun 10, 2005 2:06 pm

tmmpetersonRoute Climbed: Disappoinment Cleaver Date Climbed: 7/24/04  Sucess!

tmmpeterson

Summited on a very busy day. Difficult to attend to bodily functions on summit, as stage fright overcame me. Some nuts camping in crater, selling soft drinks and programs.
Posted Jun 9, 2005 10:52 pm

sufferjoyRoute Climbed: Ingraham direct Date Climbed: May 28, 2005  Sucess!

sufferjoy

Excellent weather: sun, almost no wind, warm, great visibility.



Photo-report: http://public.fotki.com/ASK1/rainier_2005



May 26: ascent from Paradise to Camp Muir (~6-7 hrs)

May 27: rest, play around

May 28: ascent to the top (~13 hrs round-trip; ~9 hrs up, and ~4 hrs down; started ascent at 2am, summited by 11 am)

May 29: rest, play, descent to Paradise



Team: Dmitry Eremin, Lev Gorenshtein, Anton Karnoup, Polina Savchenko, Serguei Pachtchenko, Vitaly Autin, Sergey Mikhailov.
Posted Jun 7, 2005 10:28 am

kolbi2112Route Climbed: Ingraham Direct Date Climbed: May 30-31, 2005

kolbi2112

Began at 1am from Muir under perfect conditions. Light snow at 3am turned to full blown blizzard conditions at about 5am (13,200') so we had to turn back. ID route was in great shape but is expected to fall apart in the next couple of weeks.
Posted Jun 6, 2005 3:59 pm

mt_daydreamRoute Climbed: Gibraltar ledges Date Climbed: May 26-27, 2005

mt_daydream

Andreas (from Switzerland) and I climbed the Gibraltar ledges on Friday.

Had the mountain all to overselves with just one other team

going up the ID route. We got lost below the Gib rock on the way

up and wasted more than 1.5 hrs traversing some 55 degree snow

and ice (and traversing all that hard parts back:). Got back on route

and finished the technical part under perfect conditions. Andreas was

feeling tired and hence we decided to turn back once we could

access the gentle upper slopes. The ID route was way on the right

side and there were a lot of crevasses in between. So we decided to

go up all the way to the crater. At around 13,500 ft, we saw the wands

on the ID route to our right, and traversed the glacier towards

them. Headed down after a brief rest.



ID was in great shape. I got fried by the sun (and altitude) on the

way down and was quite happy to get to Camp Muir.



Overall, a fun route under great conditions!
Posted May 31, 2005 5:53 pm

mountaineer17Route Climbed: Kautz Glacier Date Climbed: June 19, 2004  Sucess!

mountaineer17

other than having to dig into 45 degree slope to camp before the summit, it's pretty similar to Disappointment Cleaver route (except a bit more technical and a few more Ice Falls to cross under.
Posted May 23, 2005 8:15 pm

edlinsRoute Climbed: Liberty Ridge Date Climbed: May 11-14  Sucess!

edlins

summited Liberty Cap in a whiteout Friday May 13, 2005. trip report
Posted May 16, 2005 5:51 pm

soslawRoute Climbed: Disappointment Cleaver Date Climbed: June 25, 2001  Sucess!

soslaw

Climbed with Andre. Day one to Muir in a whiteout with summit in question. Summit day alpine start under crystal clear skies. Cold, clear and windy on summit.
Posted Apr 18, 2005 1:36 pm

danman3156Route Climbed: kautz glacier Date Climbed: august 8 2004  Sucess!

danman3156

First real big mountain, i had a great time. Even made the summit. Encountered bad weather on summit day but we pushed on.

Posted Apr 18, 2005 12:43 pm

ClintorisRoute Climbed: Gibraltar Ledges Date Climbed: 4/24-4/25  Sucess!

Clintoris

My first summit, my first attempt. Was hoping to get a winter summit, but due to fowl weather missed it by three days.



Even so we were alone on the summit and had an amazing time.



Looking to climb it again this summer.

Posted Apr 11, 2005 11:32 pm

vertxRoute Climbed: Ingraham Glacier Direct Date Climbed: March 2005  Sucess!

vertx

The initial plan was for Gibralter Ledges. After spending 2 nights at camp Muir waiting out the weather, we decided to do Ingraham Glacier Direct. Thanks to a short break in the weather we were off to the summit on the third day. The route was very challenging and heavily crevassed, way more difficult than the last time I was on it. Although I wanted a different route under my belt and was disappointed to not be able to do the Ledges, the trip was enjoyable and successful. Just something to look forward to in the future.
Posted Apr 8, 2005 5:23 pm

patascentRoute Climbed: Ingraham Glacier Direct Date Climbed: March 10,2005  Sucess!

patascent

Great climb with RMI.

Posted Apr 6, 2005 3:46 pm

Aaron DyerRoute Climbed: Emmons Direct Date Climbed: August 2001  Sucess!

Aaron Dyer

This was an interesting first mountaineering experiance
Posted Mar 23, 2005 11:13 pm

Dan WinterRoute Climbed: D.C. Date Climbed: 7/29/04-7/30/04  Sucess!

Dan Winter

Ascending from Muir the moon was a eerie tint of red due to forrest fires in eastern Washington. Cheeseburgers at Copper Creek Inn on the way home never tasted so good.
Posted Mar 20, 2005 10:09 pm

OhNoIDidntRoute Climbed: Disappointment Cleaver Date Climbed: August 2004  Sucess!

OhNoIDidnt

Beautiful weather albeit very cold.
Posted Mar 10, 2005 10:13 pm

clleisRoute Climbed: Kautz Glacier Date Climbed: August 2003
My first climbing experience, guided by RMI. We turned around at the top of the icefall due to a tired group member. Rainier had a major impact on me, has been on my mind ever since. Recently moved from Ohio to Portland so that the mountains can be a regular part of my life, not a once a year climbing trip.
Posted Mar 4, 2005 1:13 pm

GlennMerrillRoute Climbed: Disappointment Clever & Emmons Glacier Date Climbed: July 2002 & 2003  Sucess!

GlennMerrill

My first glaciated mountain. Always enjoyable. Wish it was closer so I could go more there more often.
Posted Feb 27, 2005 7:30 pm

cjmorelloRoute Climbed: emmond-winthrop Date Climbed: JULY 05  Sucess!

cjmorello

Done with party of 3.
Posted Feb 20, 2005 10:11 am

cjmorelloRoute Climbed: Ingraham Direct Date Climbed: FEB 04  Sucess!

cjmorello

Done with RMI winter seminar.
Posted Feb 20, 2005 10:06 am

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