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nodbodPerseids...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006


Climbed Rainier up the chossy DC route during Perseids with a couple of awesome friends. We decided to go light and do it with one push from the cars, stopping only briefly at the Ingraham Flats to melt some snow. Got up to the flats, stopped for about 2 hours, and then continued up. We were on at the top of the cleaver by 1PM to be absolutely stunned by the meteor showers taking place! Green streaks and flashes across the sky. A truly magical moment. We breaked often to sit back and watch the show. We made it to the summit at 4AM, took a 30 minute nap, full of compulsive shivering and then watched sunrise from the crater rim. No wind and perfect weather... Mmmm
Posted Jan 16, 2007 5:28 pm

weeds19DC while at the HP convention  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2004


A couple friends and I decided to climb Rainier before the 2004 Highpoint convention that was held in Pullyup. We opted for the DC route and spent two days on the mtn. We had perfect weather and had a somewhat restful night at the Muir hut. Three years later I still remember the miserable hike back to the car on the paved Paradise trails in my plastic boots. The extra weight of running shoes in the pack would have been worth their weight in gold!
Posted Jan 13, 2007 7:47 pm

mtn earTahoma Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2006

mtn ear

Great trip- perfect weather- not a cloud for 4 straight days. Snow was a bit soft on descent.
Posted Jan 11, 2007 6:14 pm

Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2000


Physically there. Mentally not into it. Cold, Windy, Foggy. Will be back to savor the experience again with a different attitude.
Posted Jan 6, 2007 9:34 pm

littlefrantzDC Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2006


Lovely, but will do a different route next time.
Posted Jan 5, 2007 1:11 am

KougarokDC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2004


Great Climb with good weather! Expertly guided by Craig VanHoy.
Posted Dec 13, 2006 5:17 am

thenewpassion Summit via Disappointment Cleaver  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2004


Great climb. Weather was kind until the last 4 hours,when it decided to pour down :-)
Posted Dec 10, 2006 7:24 am

bacrossmanSteamboat Prow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2005


Good climb, hit the weather just about perfect. It was windy as heck though. Kind of a slog, next time I will attempt a more technical or more direct route.
Posted Nov 28, 2006 9:30 pm

mar CWith a little help of Mount Rainier Rangers and RMI  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2006
Me and colleague of mine, Felix, succesfully did a two-day climb to the summit of Mt. Rainier.
On Aug 22nd 2006 we started early in the morning (8a.m.) at Paradise, and arrived Camp Muir at 1p.m. with sunny, but a little windy weather. Then, at 1a.m. on Aug 23rd we started the final climb to the summit. We found ourselves inbetween two commercial groups, only two other private groups were heading for the summit. After climbing Disappointment Cleaver, it was very stormy
and we were thinking about returning to Camp Muir. But we decided to go on for 20minutes, and fortunately the route was leading to the upper part of the Emmons Glacier, where the wind was fine.
Finally, we reached the summit at 8.30a.m.. We had perfect weather and a great view. All, but a two-people-party, seem to
have reached the summit that day!

Going back to Camp Muir was exhaustive, because it was very hot.

There are two reasons for the success of our climb:
1. RMI did a very good job in preparing a 'highway' to the summit. Thanks for that!
2. The weather was great.

Finally, I have to thank the Park Rangers for getting me out of the crevasse near the campground and for lending me an ice axe!
Posted Nov 2, 2006 9:32 pm

gregoryvEmmons Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2006


Route was in mediocre condition. Weather was spectacular. See the trip report.
Posted Nov 2, 2006 5:52 pm

surgentDC Route
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 1997


Profound experience, even all these years later. Second attempt, both with my college friend Vic Caro. First, in May '97, met with whiteout the whole way to Muir Camp. This time, great weather and me better mentally prepared. What a thrill!
Posted Oct 19, 2006 7:42 pm

lalpinistLoosey Goosey  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2005


This was the first day suitable to ascend in a week. Beautiful clear day. Slower groups turned back as the glaicier was loosening up by mid to late morning.
Posted Oct 16, 2006 5:53 pm

Epdrun1Summit via Disappointment Cleaver 7/19/06  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2006


Started 7/17. Spent a day at basecamp at Ingrahm Flats. Summit on the 19th with perfect conditions.
Posted Oct 12, 2006 2:53 pm

OutdoorpartnerBlown off
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2005


Tremendous wind storm, so we turned back (in the dark). One member of our party became injured, so it was a slow journey back down. With RMI
Posted Oct 5, 2006 5:24 am

apachedinoFirst Glacier Climb via The Muir Route
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2006


Great weather, camped at Ingerham Flats. Hope to come back sometime for a more challenging route.
Posted Oct 3, 2006 5:23 pm

Brian KaletClimbed Twice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2006

Brian Kalet

September 27, 2006: DC, Columbia Crest in one push from Paradise
July 14, 2007: Emmons Glacier, Columbia Crest & Liberty Cap
Posted Sep 29, 2006 4:25 pm

smittyuphighSummit Finally  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2005
Third times the charm!
Posted Sep 29, 2006 5:20 am

Grizz42Furher Finger, 1st glacier climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006


The best time of my life. The finger was great, did it by moonlight. Was completely exhausted by the summit which was blowin' at over 60mph. Would I do it again? In a heartbeat!
Posted Sep 28, 2006 4:49 pm

KOPPER425Windy Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2006


This was the first time I've climbed Ranier and it was unbelievable. We took the Emmons route and it was awesome weather the whole way. Summit day it got pretty windy on the way up and towards the top there were some scetchy spots but we made it. At the summit the winds were about 50 mph and almost took us out. All in all an experience I'll never forget and will probably do again.
Posted Sep 24, 2006 5:36 am

jef80DC Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2006


Great weather, great people. Can't wait to go back.
Posted Sep 17, 2006 9:46 pm

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