First "big mountain" summit for Team Christmas! Made an unsupported attempt at the DC route just a day after the guides opened up the route. Had to overcome some pretty nasty stuff on the Cleaver as it was still a fresh route without much boot pack. Hit the summit at around 0600 after a 0115 start from Ingraham! Had a blast, definitely coming back for the Kautz next summer.
Our MT team of four made it to the top. The second summit for Dave and myself. First summit for Amanda and Rob. Good conditions. Not a fan of this route due to the number of people, rockfall, changes in rope etc...
first summit of Rainier and I can't wait to be back
1st time, enjoyed
I did this climb with RMI. They were great. It was really amazing. For me,seeing the glaciers and crevasses up close was a highlight. It was tough as well. Ascending 9k is no easy task. There were really strong winds on the summit. We went all the way to the Columbia Crest. It was difficult, but it was a great experience. Rainier is such an amazing mountain.
Perfect weather on the Disappointment Cleaver route.
Climbed with Ashley, Gabe, and Amy. Set out from Paradise on Aug. 7. Made a sortie to the base of the cleaver from Camp Muir on Aug. 8, but didn't attempt the summit due to weather. Left Camp Muir around 02:20 on Aug. 9 for the summit push. Clear skies above, but cold (~0 F on summit) and relatively windy. Made it back to Camp Muir around 14:40 and down to Paradise at 19:00.
exhausting trip on very little sleep, but worth it if only for the half hour nap we took in the crater.
Trip report here https://summitsofthestates.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/mt-rainier-wa-46/
Gorgeous mountain. Overcrowding sucks though. Altitude sickness got me on this one, but still made it to the top/Columbia Crest. Physically exhausting but not really technical at all. Competed in a rock climbing competition in Seattle the next day! Haha
Still in good condition but some rock and ice fall. Nice climb.
Route was long and consisted of a few ladder crossings
With Laura, Sam. Great times up the route! Getting pretty broken up on the glaciers by now and very meandering.
With Brewster, Kevin, and Doug
Crazy weather first day, thick fog and rain at Muir. Gorgeous weather second day. Big crevasses had opened up by this time.
Definitely underestimated how tired I'd be near the top with a relatively short break at Muir. Whiteout conditions on the summit with probably -20F wind chill.
Climbed with 2 buddies from Livingston Montana. Started from lodge around 7 pm. Made it to camp muir around 11. Left camp muir around 12:30am. Made summit around 6:30am. Amazing climb. Quite crowded.
Two of my guy friends and I hit this up. I wrote a trip report about it.
RMI guided. Great climb!
Great climb with RMI. Sumited with my brother and our guide Erik. Ready for more climbs.