Climbed to Camp Schurman only to decide as many, many others did that the conditions were poor. The fresh snow and warm temps made avy conditions way too risky. I will be back later!
with CMC friends...
Second time up the Emmons and sixth summit of Rainier. Led a non-profit group up and it was great. Most people leave for an alpine start but the group I was with had alot of first timers and not all were in great shape so instead of leaving for the summit at midnight I had everyone wake up at 6 AM and we were off by 7:30 and were hanging out by about 1:PM. Route was great and a little icey around 13.
Bad storm at high camp, then sick partner next day.
Climbed in a three day trip, which was fairly leisurely; a real haul but no technical challenges.
Spectacular weather. Perfect snow. Summited with 2 other fellow clients of AAI and 2 guides.
Climbed her 3 days after a fresh reroute up the Winthrop. It was nice direct route, quite exposed in the lower section, but that just added to the fun!
Had great condition and weather this trip up the Emmons. Not that many people either, there were 8 of us in total climbing the route. Much more enjoyable, and slightly more technical than the DC.
I finally got fed up with doing the DC route over and over and got an opportunity to do this route. Very enjoyable, great perspective of the mountain, and a good route. I would recommend this route over the DC.
Avvy conditions on Tuesday and hi winds on Thursday but one perfect window on Wednesday! We had the route entirely to ourselves. Fantastic first trip to an amazing area.
Wonderful weather, but someone on my rope was not up to the challenge that day
The route was in great shape, awesome climb
Amazing weather on Rainier. Route was in amazing shape. A little slushy on the way down, but other than that perfect.
Walk off after climbing Liberty Ridge
Had a blast with two friends. Second time up Rainier
Large 5 person team comprised of 1 person with many summits, 3 with attempts via the DC, and 1 first attempt. Made it up with perfect route conditions, only one sketchy crevasse crossing having to jump across and up and then jump down on the way back. VERY hot on the way down, but the corridor provided for some great controlled glissading cooling us off and knocking off some descent time.
6/25/11 Route was great
Fun hike/climb/glacier walk. Camped out on Emmons glacier, nice weather, many small crevasses.
Finally cut the training wheels off and did it with some friends. Mostly a slog, but a good outing with good guys nonetheless.
Approach is melted out to approximately above Glacier Basin. Emmons is very straightforward with only a couple minor crevass crossings that won't get much worse for at least a little while. Upper route splits in two, one direct over the bergschrund, the other traversing more gently around to the saddle of Liberty Cap.
Epic 1,400' glissade track below 12,000', and again for the entire length of the Interglacier. Many skiers report upper mountain a bit too firm to be fun on top, good enough in the middle, perfect on Interglacier.