Emmons-Winthrop Glacier Climber's Log

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Augie Medina

Augie Medina - Jul 29, 2009 12:39 pm

Re: Successful Summit- Emmons Route

One day made all the difference. The previous day, July 13, we had gotten shut down on this route.

Augie Medina

Augie Medina - Jul 19, 2009 1:06 am Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2009

Fierce Weather Wins

Weather got increasingly worse after we left Camp Shurman. One of our two rope teams made it to 13,000 feet but then it was turn around or else....

Darren9

Darren9 - May 18, 2009 1:54 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2005

Emmons is the one  Sucess!

My first Rainier climb and a lot of fun. In August, the Inter Glacier was the most exciting with lots of bare ice and rockfall - felt like dodgeball. Finding our way to Camp Schurman was also a little tricky, there are many ways to get there but all involve scrambling loose rocks or skirting big crevasses. There was water at Camp Schurman and no winds for us. The route itself above Camp Schurman was "well traveled" and felt more straightforward and safer. The bergschrund was absolutely monstrous but doable by skirting to the north. All in all a great way to get up Rainier and not have to take the DC.

larryN

larryN - Oct 2, 2008 12:43 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2008

2nd time's a charm  Sucess!

After getting turned around by weather at 12,000' last year, it was a thrill to get to the summit this season!

Jer

Jer - Aug 19, 2008 2:54 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2008

Made it!  Sucess!

Climbed with 3 but only 2 of us summited. Great weekend for weather, and what a great route! Schurman was a great camp as well.

SkydiveKen

SkydiveKen - Jul 28, 2008 12:46 am Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2008

Emmons Winthrop  Sucess!

First glacier climb without a guide! Followed the deep boot track in the dark. Very crowded at camp Schurman. The glacier was very open and the route wandered quite a bit. The bridges are melting out and had to traverse around the burgshurnd on the right to the Liberty Cap saddle.

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Casey Bates

Casey Bates - Jul 4, 2008 10:13 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2008

Thunderstorms!  Sucess!

Route in great shape overall with many crevasses quickly opening up due to the warm weather and heavy rains during recent thunderstorms. We hunkered down in our tents after returning to Emmons Flats because of some wonderful thunderstorms.

Rob Ricks

Rob Ricks - May 10, 2008 12:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2004

Late Season Effort

Led a three-person climb in late August. The hike through Glacier Basin is much more interesting than Muir Snowfield. Lots of crevasses ensured a great deal of route finding. Punched through a few snowbridges. Weather turned us around at 13,000. Really foul descent with lots of rain loosened rockfall on the IG. Thoroughly soaked by the time we arrived back at White River Campground. Learned a lot of lessons on this one.

Seth Maciejowski

Seth Maciejowski - Mar 9, 2008 10:48 pm

Emmons  Sucess!

A good route. Not really any technical difficulties, but some massive crevasses to run around and a few hairy snow bridges. Awesome views the whole way and Camp Schurman is substantially nicer than Camp Muir in my opinion.

Aaron Dyer

Aaron Dyer - Feb 12, 2008 2:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2006

2nd time was way better  Sucess!

Succeeded both times, but about 4 times faster the second time.

Shirley Lam

Shirley Lam - Jan 30, 2008 10:34 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

Second time...  Sucess!

and it felt like a completely different climb because of the conditions of the glacier.

bighornmonkey

bighornmonkey - Jan 8, 2008 10:53 am Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2007

Done...  Sucess!

Summited via this route twice. Last time was in early fall so the crevasses where very visible.

Shirley Lam

Shirley Lam - Jul 26, 2007 3:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2005

2's a charm  Sucess!

Couldn't have asked for better weather conditions!

William Marler

William Marler - Jul 18, 2007 12:34 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007

Fine long day  Sucess!

Great day but tiring. Weather cooperated except for the windy summit.

alpinerack

alpinerack - May 10, 2007 2:39 am Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2000

Emmons  Sucess!

Very long route! snowboard descent, the ride down kind of sucked but the ride down the prow was great!

lukic

lukic - Feb 20, 2007 11:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2006

Night on top  Sucess!

Spent the night up on the summit. It was a glorious trip.

nodbod

nodbod - Jan 19, 2007 11:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2006

1st Rainier Climb  Sucess!

The 2nd most popular route on the mountain. Rainier is very fun and rewarding. Much better than the DC. Less people and no rock fall danger and more direct!

gregoryv

gregoryv - Nov 7, 2006 11:19 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006

Emmons  Sucess!

Nice climb. The weather was great, the route was in poor condition, however. See the trip report.

KOPPER425

KOPPER425 - Oct 12, 2006 9:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2006

Emmons  Sucess!

First time and we had great conditions it was awesome.

osatrik

osatrik - Aug 15, 2006 5:51 am

OSAT - 1st Rainier Climb

In 1991 the first climb of Rainier by One Step At a Time (OSAT) resulted in 24 of 35 climbers summiting. Most had begun the year with no mountaineering experience. Every year since the the OSAT Glacier Climbing Class has resulted in several successful climbs of Mt. Rainier.

I've done the route 3 more times since. I've done it as 3 and 4 day trips,too. You can go up to Glacier Basin the first afternoon, then haul up to Schurman the next day and get a longer rest before the summit day. Spending a day at Emmons Flats "laying around like marmots" and watching the other teams come and go can be fun, too, but I would not recommend spending a day down by the hut.

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