Emmons-Winthrop Glacier Climber's Log

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

Emmons  Sucess!

First time and we had great conditions it was awesome.


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.


rickford - Aug 11, 2006 8:14 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2006

Emmons  Sucess!

Me, Chris Umphres, and Marc Schwartz climbed Rainer in perfect conditions.

Brad Marshall

Brad Marshall - Jul 27, 2006 2:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006


Climbed the Emmons with a group of 8 climbers. One climber became ill during our summit attempt so my wife and I descended with her. We'll be back next year to climb it again. Great weather, great friends and a tough mountain to climb.


gimpilator - Jul 18, 2006 4:05 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2006

Emmons  Sucess!

Less rockfall danger than other routes but plenty of crevasses and snowbridge crossings. Overall, a very nice route.

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