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kelseymkrauseIngraham Direct  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2007


This was a very hard but rewarding mountain to climb. Weather changes very fast. It was very cold on top.
Posted May 29, 2007 2:48 pm

dankrasIngraham Direct  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 7, 2007


Perfect day; windy uptop.
Posted May 15, 2007 1:08 pm

LonePeakFreakIngraham Direct  Sucess!


Highly recommend a night at the historic Paradise Inn. Looking out over the clouds at sunrise was incredible.
Posted Apr 27, 2007 1:17 pm

snowclimber12lots of snow


tons of snow compared to many mountains awesome climb lots of fun
Posted Apr 22, 2007 10:31 pm

Jerry SLucky day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2007

Jerry S

Left Camp Muir on April 19th around 4am, arrived at the summit in 6hr 5min. I was with a group of 9 clients and 4 guides from RMI to arrive at Columbia Crest. It was an amazing day and I arrived at the summit wearing only a long sleeve base layer shirt on top - that's how nice it was. It was probably 45F on the summit.
Due to the massive amounts of snow (vs a summer attempt), we came up the Ingraham Glacier Route and made a pretty direct path up to the summit. Most of the crevasses were bridged over and limited route finding was necessary by our lead guide.
What an incredible day. Since the park has been closed to the public since the November rain storms, I believe we were the first people to summit since November.
We were so lucky to have such an incredible day.
Posted Apr 22, 2007 6:10 pm

Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2004


Very enjoyable climb.
Posted Mar 20, 2007 12:42 am

The edgeHP #49  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2005

The edge

Well guess what... only two to go....
Randolf; Blue ... Congrats...
We all made it to the very top of Rainier...
It was crazy windy but guess what... only one left...
Here we come Gannett Peak, WY
Posted Mar 14, 2007 4:23 pm

skunk apeDC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2003

skunk ape

My wife and I climbed it on our 9th aniversary, had a great time passing guided groups, met a lot of cool people.
Posted Feb 27, 2007 1:52 am

lizrdboyI Love Rainer  Sucess!


By far the baddest peak in the lower 48. My first summit was by the Kautz Glacier, second by Liberty Ridge. Wish I lived closer - I'd be in much better shape.
Posted Feb 26, 2007 6:11 am

HotfeetDisappointment Cleaver  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2006


What a wonderful Mountain. I had the time of my life. I can hardly wait until I can climb it again. Summit #1
Posted Feb 25, 2007 7:30 pm

lukicMy favorite place  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2006


This particular time was the third time I've summited Rainier (second for the summer of 2006) and my roomate and I spent the night on the summit. It was a leisurely 3 day trip up the Emmons in almost ideal weather (a little drizzle while bivied up the Emmons on top of the corridor).
Posted Feb 20, 2007 10:24 pm

mancopaBest and Worst day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2005


What an experience. We had nice weather, with a little bit of snow while we slept at Muir. I'd say this was one of the hardest things i've done, but was also one of the most satisfying. I hope to do lots of other great peaks like Rainier.
Posted Feb 20, 2007 1:23 am

mbollinoDC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2006


Great straightforward climb. Spent an extra day at the high camps which made the summit day feel alot easier than previous Rainier climbs. Even with the crowds Rainier is a always a great experience.
Posted Feb 16, 2007 4:47 pm

Rick F Great Climb  Sucess!

Rick F

Lberty Ridge Wanted to avoid the crowds on DC Route and be alone well i avoided the crows untlill near tev summit . and was notalone met a guided gruop on they upo I thik the guide posts here
Posted Feb 3, 2007 7:18 pm

ibndalightDisappointment Cleaver  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2006


We had a perfect clear, cold day to climb the Disappointment Cleaver route on Mount Rainer we made the summit a little before 7am.
Posted Feb 1, 2007 8:09 pm

highicevariation of normal  Sucess!
no snow and a dry year made for very challenging conditions on the dissapointment cleaver route. no one had summited due to a very open glacier. we found a way through it by going a differnt way, but still not very difficult. had trouble jumping a big crevasse on the way up and really screwed up my knee jumping it on the way down. us and two others were only ones to summit that day...at least 30 people tried, even a guided group.
long way down with a hurt knee, no climbs for awhile after that.
Posted Jan 30, 2007 9:14 pm

sloggerIngraham Direct  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2000
Wow - I loved my Rainier experience. Big mountain feel. Watching the headlamps of teams leaving camp Muir at 1AM is a sight I will never forget!
Posted Jan 30, 2007 4:33 pm

HumbertoDC Route in PERFECT conditions!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2005


A great climb from start to finish! Joined up with 3 other SP'ers that took the time to show a newbie the correct/safe way to climb a mountain.
Posted Jan 29, 2007 6:59 pm

renogurtGood send  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2006


I climbed it twice; once last summer and then a few years back. This first time was up through Camp Schurman, very cool route. The second time was up DC. A lot mellower but still fun. I think a winter ascent would be sweet.
Posted Jan 25, 2007 6:03 am

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

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