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Mt. Rainier, Washington

 
Mt. Rainier, Washington

Page Type: Album

Object Title: Mt. Rainier, Washington

Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing

 

Page By: Liba Kopeckova

Created/Edited: Jul 8, 2009 / Apr 19, 2011

Object ID: 527919

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Page Score: 83.69% - 17 Votes 

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Emmons/Winthrop Glaciers

The Emmons/Winthrop Glaciers route is Mount Rainier's least technical and second most popular climb. The climb is longer and physically more demanding than the most popular Ingraham Direct/Dissappointment Cleaver.
The climb requires good glacier navigations skills since climbers have to weave in and around immense crevasses.
Elevation gain is 10,000 feet.

Climbing images from Emmons/Winthrop route


Chipmunk
Golden Mantle Ground Squirel
Glacier Basin, Mt. Rainier N.P.
Glacier Basin
Inner Glacier, Mt. Rainier
Inner Glacier
Just don t fall in...
below Camp Schurman
Little Tahoma
Little Tahoma
Sun coming up...
Sunrise
Mt. Rainier
 
The Corridor
The Corridor
view of Mt. St. Helen from the top
Mt. St. Helen
it was cold...
 
Crater detail
crater detail
Volcano
active volcano
Almost there...
 
Crater on the top of Rainier
 
Scenery
 

Camp Shurman

At 9,460 feet, Camp Shurman is Rainier's second most popular high camp, after camp Muir. Camp Shurman has a ranger hut and outhouse (a huge advantage, otherwise you have to use blue bag system and take your waste of the mountain). There are great views of Little Tahoma, Washington's third peak.

above Camp Shurman
Above the camp
Camp Shurman
Dishwashing
Camp Schurman
Rest at the ranger hut
Crowded condition
Crowded conditions
Camp Schurman
Approaching Camp Schurman

Emmons Flats

Emmons Flats - 9,800 feet - sits above Camp Schurman. The camp is entirely on the glacier, and those spending the night there must use the blue-bag waste disposal system (you can drop your waste at Camp Schurman in a special container). The glacier here is slightly sloped, so it is good to carry a shovel with you. We camped here since Camp Schurman was completely filled. You can enjoy a lot more solitude here. Water source - melting the glacier.

Emmons Flats
 
An REI ad?
REI ad?
Camping at Emmons Flats
 
Emmons Flats
 
Emmons Flats
 
Private setting
 
Tent view
 
and more sunrise
 

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Augie MedinaWill be there

Augie Medina

Voted 10/10

this weekend to do Emmons Glacier route. Nice album and timely!
Posted Jul 9, 2009 11:46 am

Liba KopeckovaRe: Will be there

Liba Kopeckova

Hasn't voted

good luck on your climb!!! Sleep at Camp Shurman if possible. Emmons Flats is really an empty sloped glacier, and you have to use the blue bag system for your waste and carry it down to camp Shurman.
Posted Jul 9, 2009 8:58 pm

Deltaoperator17Re: Will be there

Deltaoperator17

Hasn't voted

How was it Augie?
Posted Jul 14, 2009 2:52 pm

Augie MedinaRe: Will be there

Augie Medina

Voted 10/10

Got shut down by weather on Monday July 12. The storm kept getting worse as we climbed. My rope team turned around at 11,500 and our second rope team got to about 13,000 before they had no choice but to return. Wind, icicles crashing down, and white-out conditions. Not good for seeing the crevasses! But needless to say, great experience. Our luck changed for the next objective. On Thursday we summited Mt. Shuksan in the Northern Cascades. Incomparable beauty.
Posted Jul 18, 2009 3:49 pm

Augie MedinaRe: Will be there

Augie Medina

Voted 10/10

We did stay at Shurman. Fantastic views. Didn't need to use blue bags until we got to our high camp on the Sulphide Glacier to climb Mt. Shuksan in the Northern Cascades. Most beautiful area I've ever seen.
Posted Jul 18, 2009 3:51 pm

Liba KopeckovaRe: Will be there

Liba Kopeckova

Hasn't voted

I hope that next time you will have a better weather. The weather can be so frustrating at times... Congratulations on Mt. Shuksan!
Posted Jul 19, 2009 9:42 pm

Augie MedinaRe: Will be there

Augie Medina

Voted 10/10

Thanks Liba.

Augie
Posted Jul 20, 2009 12:18 am

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