Emmons-Winthrop Glacier Climber's Log

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GlacierCountry - Aug 31, 2022 10:03 am Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2022

Great Mountain  Sucess!

First group up from Schurman area, only to find the snow bridge over the Bergschrund on our route had collapsed. Had to improvise a new way over by cutting steps into the ledge above. Ended up being a great way up in to the saddle between the summit and Liberty Cap. Got to see the larger fumaroles I hadn't seen on previous trips. Took Leila, Chad, and Josh for their first climb of Rainier. My 6th trip and 3rd summit.


skook - Dec 7, 2021 10:27 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2011

Summit on Great June Day  Sucess!

Caught the summit the day after a good storm. Amazing weather and views.


natethor - Sep 2, 2021 9:18 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2013

Summit with RMI  Sucess!

Great training and summit climb with RMI


MTfred19 - Sep 14, 2020 9:36 am

Re: Didn't Make It

Upon further reflection I have realized that possibly we could have waited a day to rest up the team before heading for the summit. This absolutely didn't occur to me at the time, and definitely not what I would have wanted to do, but - my bad!


MTfred19 - Sep 6, 2019 12:23 pm

Didn't Make It

First time on a mountain like this for me. No glacier or high alpine experience but primed to go. Perfect weather, maybe too warm? Camp Schurman is a pretty awesome spot to camp. Our very experienced leader had not been getting enough sleep for a few days and we had trouble making an alpine start. We got to 12,000 ft. and then turned around. It was still a very enjoyable experience that I will remember. Maybe next time?


GlacierCountry - Aug 9, 2019 2:03 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2018

Took partner down

One of our team of 12 got sick at 12,500' after pushing hard the previous 1000 feet. Had to make the decision to take her down so the others could summit. All the others made it up.


GlacierCountry - Aug 9, 2019 2:01 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2017

First Summit  Sucess!

Team of four from Kalispell made it up in near perfect conditions! Summer, Topher, Dave and myself.


cascadescrambler - Jul 26, 2019 10:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 1976

Before there were crowds  Sucess!

We joined up with another party at Camp Schurman and had the entire route to ourselves the next day. No waiting at crevasses, stop and take photos any time you like, it's your mountain for the day. What a concept.

spephsteph - Mar 4, 2019 3:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2018

Mt Rainier via Emmons  Sucess!

3 people, 2 days, beautiful weather.


SonOfAJeffer - Nov 4, 2018 3:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2017

Emmons-Winthrop  Sucess!

Great climb! First climb of Ranier


Kristalea - Apr 17, 2018 1:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2017

Highpoint #11  Sucess!

Life changing and amazing experience! I didn't think I was going to make it on no sleep and exhausted cardio but the weather was beautiful with low winds and sun so I needed to embrace the opportunity. Saw a clear beautiful sunrise that added to the motivation.The descent was tough because of the slushy path the sun made.


Hyadventure - Aug 2, 2017 5:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2017

The Grind  Sucess!

Great weather for one of the toughest grinds of my life.


Harvest - Aug 2, 2017 3:05 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2017

Beautiful sunrise  Sucess!

Great climb and the route is in great shape 6/29/17. Only two snow bridges.

Another great ascent. There's 13 snow bridges this time but the route is still in great shape. 8/1/17.


underasail - Aug 27, 2016 4:14 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2016

Brilliant Route/Great Weather  Sucess!

Made the climbing in four hours and fifty-five minutes to the summit and around a three-hour descent to Camp Schurman.

tpkrause - Jul 7, 2015 1:51 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2014

Great Weather, successful climb  Sucess!

We pushed hard on the first day to Camp Shurman. 2am start and we were able to beat many other groups on the crowded ascent. Route was well traveled and we made great time to the summit and down. Weather could not have been better.


GlacierCountry - Jul 6, 2015 11:47 am Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2015

First time

Climbed in honor of a friend with a brain cancer. Bad storm the day before arrival and a climber died of exposure on the Liberty Ridge route. Excellent weather during our stay. Only got to 12k feet on summit day due to one of our team having AMS. But it was a great experience and I will definitely return for a summit.


seano - Jul 14, 2014 1:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2014

Perfect weather  Sucess!

A fun, relaxing 2-day climb, with shorts weather on the summit. Trip report.


funkstuf - Aug 6, 2013 12:55 am Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2013

Beautiful Climb  Sucess!

This route is beautiful, fun, and can be challenging. I'd been up the DC route a few times. Tried this route a few years ago in the spring but avalanche conditions prevented a summit at that time. This week we summited at 7:45 am under clear skies and zero.. yes, I said zero wind on the summit. No congestion on the route. Highly recommended. Be prepared to alter your path on the way down as the snow bridges crumble in the afternoon.


bellinghamclimber - Jul 15, 2013 12:56 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2013

Beautiful Weekend on the Emmons  Sucess!

I would definitely recommend this route to anybody interested in a Rainier ascent. This was my first time on the route, and it had far fewer people than what you would typically see over on the DC!


MtMtnHiker - Jul 14, 2013 7:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2013

1st time on Rainier and Emmons

We were the only party on the route. Got a somewhat late start at 2am. Colder conditions firmed the route up great. Turned around at 12,600 due to a combination of altitude sickness, deteriorating weather and general fatigue. No regrets as the weather got very nasty later. Will be back to try it again.

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