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elcy79.gpFirst time - DC
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2016


Larry flew in from Oakland and I drove from Idaho with plans to do the DC in a day. Leaving at 8pm and hoping to get to the summit early morning.

Looking back, we we didn't get enough rest being up all that day. By the time we hit Camp Muir we were exhausted and not feeling well.

Will try again next year but will leave earlier and get a few hours rest at Muir
Posted Aug 25, 2016 3:10 pm

pBergDC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2016


Overnight DC. Great weather/conditions until last 1,000 vertical feet. Whiteout continued through summit and down to 12,500ft. Clear skies at Muir then dumped on the whole way back to Paradise.
Posted Aug 10, 2016 4:22 pm

live4hillsFirst attempt fail
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2016


Wowzer.. The wind was howling 35-55 mph. 18 degrees. My ankle crapped out and couldn't take the pain. Will be back until I summit. Such an amazing climb!
Posted Aug 1, 2016 3:40 am

EleutherosFirst Summit of Tahoma  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2016


Perfect morning slog up the Emmons, and an incredible high-speed glissade down from Steamboat Prow. I hope to return soon for an attempt of Liberty or Ptarmigan.
Posted Jul 18, 2016 11:35 am

DrGranolaCold and Windy.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2016


Climbed with RMI Guide Brent Okita. Topped out on Columbia Crest at 7am in cold and windy, but mostly clear weather. Amazing views after three days of low clouds.
Posted Jul 15, 2016 11:30 am

DukeJHDC - Independent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2016


Independent climb of Disappointment Cleaver in very warm conditions.
Posted Jul 5, 2016 1:13 pm

bscottDC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2016


awesome trip, great half-hour crater nap.
Posted Jul 4, 2016 9:54 pm

geemanKautz route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2016


Climbed with Alpine Ascents on a 4-day expedition. Hard trail breaking due to fresh snow on the approach. Kautz ice chute easy to climb due to the snow, required only one pitch. We simul climbed the rest. Good weather on summit day, cold but no wind.
Posted Jun 30, 2016 7:20 pm

LinejudgeMt Rainier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2016
Climbed with IMG. Made the top in a 12 hour good weather window.
Posted Jun 24, 2016 4:48 pm

andre hangaardNice and easy on Rainier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2013

andre hangaard

My first alpine climb in the US! Me and my girlfriend spent 4 memorable days on the Mount Rainier. First we camped in the very well organized camping at Cougarcamp. On the second day we ascended to Camp Muir were we put up our tent. I’m glad we stayed in our nice Marmot tent as the Camp Muir hut did not look very inviting at all.
To get a good acclimatization we made even a second camp up at the Ingraham Flats which was a very nice camping area close to big crevasses. Following the easy Disappointment Cleaver route we summited and were almost blown away at the top due to extremely fierce winds.
A great mountain with a great alpine feeling. It felt a lot higher than it’s 4.392m! This mountain looks truly enormous when heading south on the Interstate 5.
Posted Jun 10, 2016 9:43 am

strudolyubov2x DC route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2016


Two summits via DC route:

05/31/2001 Day trip up DC route.

06/03/2016 A two-day trip with Ryan. Hiked to Camp Muir in the evening the day prior. Took 9 hours to summit Columbia Crest and get back to Camp Muir. Nice weather, good snow conditions, gorgeous views!
Posted Jun 10, 2016 1:08 am

cmarks7clouds5 times on summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2001


First in July 1996 - last Aug. 2011
I used this date because of the spectacular and uplifting phenomenon that occurred at sunrise as we watched from a point above the DC. Visualize total darkness below as a blanket of clouds hovered at about 8,000ft. The wind was solid at around 40mph. As the rim of the sun barely peeped into view the tips of Adams, Hood, and Jefferson were ablaze like a wooden stick match freshly lit wavering in a slightest of breeze. Looking above only to see the grandest of all, Rainier was aflame in an array of glory; the snow being carried 150 to 200 feet over its top colored fire orange. I'll never forget that!!
Posted May 17, 2016 5:58 pm

regolitheHot 4th of July   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2015


Holy hell, glaciers can get hot. This one was brutal. Beautiful and amazing, but brutally hot on the glacier in the reflected sunlight.
Posted Jan 10, 2016 2:31 am

PeakAndAbyssFirst serious mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2015


First major mountain of my life. Changed my life.
Posted Oct 8, 2015 8:08 am

mrjenks85DC on a warm day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2015


Hiked via the DC Route. Warm, beautiful & "clear" day. Unfortunately the day before we spotted smoke from a new forest fire billowing up in the distance. By the morning of our summit, it had made things quite hazy (although we did get a cool red sunrise reflecting off the glacier)

Very low snow-levels and melt-off made for huge penitentes and cool scenery.

Guides did nice job moving the route to avoid crevasses, thus only 2 ladders.

What a fun one!

Posted Oct 8, 2015 12:15 am

maxhazeDC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2015


Great job on trail work by all the guides.
Posted Sep 15, 2015 3:43 pm

fallonclimbsGorgeous and tough


State Highpoint #46 in 2013 on the DC
Posted Aug 30, 2015 1:19 pm

Alex WoodEmmons Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2015

Alex Wood

Two day summit via the Emmons Wintrhop. Left at 3am the first morning, got to camp around lunch and died in the heat for a few hours until some clouds came in. Left at 12:30am for the summit and had an incredible day.
Posted Jul 27, 2015 11:31 pm

Darren9Kautz  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2015


Three rope teams from the Sierra Mountaineering Club successfully ascended Rainier via the Kautz route. Best way I've climbed Rainier so far and an aesthetic way to climb a magnificent peak.
Posted Jul 15, 2015 9:03 pm

DarrenKnezekFun on Kautz  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2014


Spent a day below Camp Hazard practicing crevasse rescue skills. Very long day to summit and to come back down the same route.
Posted Jul 13, 2015 10:08 am

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