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breagenDC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 19, 2008


Two friends on mine teamed up with me for this gem on our Pacific NW tour. Hiked up to 7600 on the muir snowfield for the first night. Second day we went up to Camp Muir and talked to some rangers about the insanely warm weather and conditions. Started at 10:30 pm that day, summited around 7 am in wind that must have been 70+ mph. No visibility on the summit and had to crawl out way up but we got there. Back down by 10, lots of crevasses opening up on the flats, however the cleaver was doing well.
Posted May 22, 2008 8:50 pm

llkylejMade it to Muir
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2004


My buddy and I were visiting Seattle and we planned on hiking Rainier. We underestimated how far of a drive from Seattle the trailhead for Rainier actually is, and didn't start our hike until after 11 (also, the fact we were both 21, meant we had probably enjoyed too many microbrews the nights before). My friend had a fancy digital SLR camera and stopped to take many pictures, which slowed our pace down tremendously. We almost became discouraged on the final snow field up to Camp Muir, but saw two women, who had made better time than us, heading back down the mountain. We sucked it up and made the rest of the journey. We stopped at Muir. I am much more prepared for hikes nowadays, but I was very proud of the accomplishment at the time. I would like to go back to attempt the summit.
Posted Apr 30, 2008 3:10 pm

peakrat76DC Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2001


Climbed with two of my best friends from Seattle (Everest summiteer's.) After getting picked up at SEATAC we drove to the Mountain; spent night & next day to Muir. Easy carry to the Flats the next day with a midnight departure on summit day. Perfect conditions and only about 20 knots of wind on the summit. A great climb (finally!) I tried to climb this thing several times when I lived out there, but was swatted every time.
Posted Apr 23, 2008 3:06 pm

Bluebell08DC route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2006


Made it to the top just in time for sunset with RMI group. Very tough but worth it!
Posted Apr 16, 2008 1:08 am

Global_09Winter Attempt
Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2008


Myself along with 3 other climbers and two guides from AAI made a winter attempt on the Muir route. We were stopped by heavy snow fall, very cold teamputures and high winds. Avalanche conditions we also dangerous. I was caught in a small slide that buried myself and one of our guides up to our waists.

The attempt was part of a 8 day Denali Prep/Winter Mountaineering course in preparation for my May 2008 attempt on McKinley.
Posted Mar 25, 2008 3:57 pm

sushimanliberty ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2000


beautiful climb on a big mountain!! conditions were perfect... summit day lenticular cloud on the summit, but was gone by the time we got there. also have done the fuhrer finger on the south side with similar conditions(i.e. bluebird)
Posted Mar 23, 2008 4:25 pm

snowflakeDC Route  Sucess!


Left Camp Muir at midnight, summited 6AM (cold!). Went with just one other partner realizing we'd need to prusic if dropped into anything.
Posted Mar 21, 2008 3:38 pm

david whitingFor the beauty, the challenge, to feed the soul
Date Climbed: May 27, 1999

david whiting

High winds kept us on the Ingram glacier for five days and were unable to summit. But was a great time and learned a lot during RMI expedition seminar.
Posted Mar 15, 2008 6:19 pm

dswinkDisappointment Cleaver  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2006


Climbed with an RMI six day expedition. Very demanding physically and so beautiful.
Posted Mar 9, 2008 7:16 pm

SarahThompsonEmmons Glacier, slight mishap  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2007


Summit day was a long slog. Skies were clear but it was horribly cold. We were the first ones to summit that day and had it to ourselves. Also paid a visit to Liberty Cap before returning to camp Shurman. I got quite an adrenaline rush on the ascent: I was on a two person rope team and my partner slipped during a breather without control of his axe. He picked up speed extremely fast. I was downslope of him and was able to arrest his fall when the rope went taut - he wasn't very far above a crevasse.
Posted Mar 4, 2008 4:11 pm

ecobikerDC Lightening Storm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2006
Incredible adventure up the traditional route. Team of 3 up early and hiking when a lightning and thunder storm swept around the mountain. We waited it out low on the cleaver as the storm passed to the south. Beautiful sights almost too close. After it was safe, we continued up and topped out in the sun. Climbed safely down avoiding a small hard snow/ice that nearly hit and RMI team.
Posted Mar 3, 2008 9:08 pm

jimeganMT RANIER  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2003


Posted Feb 7, 2008 11:08 am

Shirley LamTwice...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

Shirley Lam

via the Emmons Glacier and one failed attempt from Camp Muir.
Posted Jan 30, 2008 10:31 pm

devnull4The DC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2006
One of my favorite summits ever!
Posted Jan 10, 2008 2:04 pm

wrigleydDC with a night at Ingraham  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2007


Spent a night at Camp Muir, a night at Ingraham Flats, then summited after a 1am start in blowing, icy conditions near the summit.
Posted Jan 5, 2008 12:51 am

jeffryrocksuRAINIER  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2004


Posted Jan 1, 2008 1:37 am

MountainHikerCODC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2005


We spent 3 nights at Muir. The first night a storm came through so we chose to wait. We went for the summit on the second night/morning. After returning from the summit we were just tired enough to enjoy spending a third night at Muir.
Posted Dec 31, 2007 12:44 am

bighornmonkeyDone...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007


Reach the top twice via the Emmons Glacier once during the summer and once during the fall. 2 failed attempts via Camp Muir in the fall.
Posted Dec 25, 2007 9:12 am

lcarreauDC Route in 1984  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 1984


When I made my sucessful summit climb of Rainier in 1984,
there were no cell phones or i-pods. Our guide was Randy
Sackett. We had to hurry it along past the cleaver. Two
climbers were left behind there. The snow conditions were
for the most part favorable. You never know on Rainier!
Posted Dec 7, 2007 10:56 pm

bgriffsGreat Experience  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2005


Posted Nov 27, 2007 2:04 am

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