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supermarmotdc  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008


skied to muir and did the dc. good conditions...
Posted Jul 20, 2008 9:59 pm

kheegsterDC in perfect weather  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2008


Lots of snow still down to Paradise, but bluebird days. Early start from Camp Muir (~1am), summited at 6.20am. Got back to Muir and hiked back out the same day.
Posted Jul 19, 2008 2:15 am

Sierra Ledge RatTraverse: Success Cleaver to Disappointment Cleaver

Sierra Ledge Rat

We were caught in a surprise lightning storm on the summit. Our glasses were humming, as were our packs and ice axes. We were both electrocuted numerous times.
Posted Jul 17, 2008 11:11 pm

EverydayExplorerOn to the summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2008


DC with wicked wind on the summit.
Posted Jul 17, 2008 10:51 pm

Lenny72This time, SUCCESS!!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008


Was turned back in 2001 due to avalanche conditions. Not this time! We made it to the summit on Saturday morning via the DC in perfect weather. Felt very strong all the way to the summit. The trail was in absolutely perfect condition. There was, however, a significant amount of rock fall and one climber on another team was hit in the face by a large rock. He had to be choppered off the summit. Luckily, he survived.
Posted Jul 16, 2008 8:16 pm

eruselowPerfect day on the Cleaver
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2005


Climbed Rainier via the Disappointment Cleaver route with RMI back in '06. Perfect two days, great rope team, and to top it off, we made the true summit. RMI is a great service, but they do not go lightly on the pace.
Posted Jul 16, 2008 11:26 am

Mots010Emmons Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2008


Fantastic trip. Weds evening, hike to Glacier Basin. Thurs, climb to Emmons Flats. Friday, summit. High winds on the approach up to Emmon's Flats, but died down for the summit bid at 2am. Reached summit at about 620am and chilled at the summit for 2.5 hours on the hot rocks on the crater rim. Our group was the only to summit from Emmon's Glacier this day, while we witnessed dozens of the guided groups who came up from the DC route. Truly a different experience from our Colorado mountains. One in or group took a crevasse fall up to his chest but was able to pull himself out. Route was in great shape.
Posted Jul 14, 2008 11:48 pm

CODaveDC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2008


Great climb and near perfect weather.
Posted Jul 9, 2008 2:06 am

Casey BatesSqueezing in the weather window  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2008

Casey Bates

Via the Emmons. Reached the summit at around 9am to beautiful clear but hazy skies. Massive thunderstorms hit the mountain the night before our approach to Emmons Flats. Within an hour after returning to our tents after the climb a massive thunderstorm hit that lasted well into the night. So much rain fell that my deadman anchors were completely exposed by morning. Private party of six. Great group.
Posted Jul 4, 2008 10:05 am

zoinkEmmons  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2008


Climbed to Schurman on the 31 then after a breezy evening (ranger said 80-90mph gusts)we got up at 1:30 but ended up waiting until 3:00 not wanting to be the first group up as neither of us has been on the hill before. We still ended up being the first to summit from Schurman. A few snow bridges are getting iffy (easily avoidable though), but the bridge over the bergschrund was still big and solid.
Posted Jul 3, 2008 4:32 am

dannottiDisapointment Cleaver  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2008
From camp Muir, we took the disapointment cleaver route. Great weather and climb. Had major thunder storm and lightning at Muir the night before.
Posted Jul 2, 2008 8:56 am

TripoliRickOnly Once  Sucess!


Been to Rainier several times and due to various reasons, only made it on my first attempt and that was on Liberty Ridge. See trip report my "Liberty Ridge, I Don't Want to Turn Back!"
Posted Jul 1, 2008 1:36 am

Fins129DC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2008


First glacier climb. Climbed with IMG. Summited at sunrise on a perfectly clear day.
Posted Jul 1, 2008 12:17 am

nigelmccNo disappointment  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2008


I lead a group of Rainier first-timers up the DC on June 29th and was both blessed and burdened by the heatwave that hit the west coast. Luckily our concerns were mitigated by an extremely early alpine start (11:15 pm). After getting stuck behind a few slow parties on the route, we summited around 5. There were virtually no exposed crevasses to cross and minimal rockfall on the DC (despite the heat).
Posted Jun 30, 2008 6:47 pm

JakesterD.C. Route
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2008


An amazing (two-part) weekend on Mount Rainier.

Crevasse Rescue - Long 13 hour day up on the Nisqually Glacier practicing crevasse rescue techniques. Unbelievably cool experience.

Mount Rainier Summit Attempt - After the exhausting crevasse seminar, six good friends and I attempted to summit Mount Rainier. Long haul up to Camp Muir, three hours of sleep, late start and fatigue from crevasse rescue stopped us at 12,600 ft. Our decision to turn around 1,800 ft shy of the summit was easy. We were all exhausted.
Posted Jun 25, 2008 12:04 pm

Grampahawk Rainier for Father's Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2008


After following 6 straight weeks of terrible weather we were really lucky to hit a window of 3 perfect days in which to make our climb. The mountain did not dissapoint. Went up via DC route. Summited about 6 AM. Many thanks to my family for celebrating Father's Day a week early so this could be my true gift.
Posted Jun 19, 2008 4:15 pm

RModelliDC did not disappointed!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2008


Took the DC route which was in great shape in a glorious sunny and clear day. Summited at 6AM with buddies James and Russell, both Rainier "virgins"
Posted Jun 18, 2008 11:15 pm

msihlSecond attempt
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2008


We ascended from Paradise to Camp Muir in perfect weather and attempted the summit the next day but got into a snow storm and had to turn back close to the top of Disappointment Cleaver. The storm got worse as we returned to Camp Muir. We were hoping to get another shot at the summit the next day but there was no weather improvement, so we decided to descend around 7.30 am on 06/06/2008.
Posted Jun 7, 2008 11:09 am

shanahan96no disappointment on the cleaver  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2008


summited rainier during a 4-day mini expedition marred with funky weather. had a decent weather window for summit day and consider ourselves quite lucky considering the rest of the time we experienced rain, snow, wind and a damp/moist cold.

Posted Jun 1, 2008 10:10 pm

Dave SI'll be back...
Date Climbed: May 25, 2008

Dave S

Attempted the climb with Steve Larson (see report below). Weather just didn't cooperate.
Posted Jun 1, 2008 8:53 pm

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