Mount Rainier Climber's Log

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Matt McCullough

Matt McCullough - Nov 26, 2018 7:50 am Date Climbed: Feb 25, 2017

Denali Prep Course

Participated in Denali Prep course February 25 – March 4. Unable to summit due to weather. Perfectly gnarly conditions for excellent Denali training. Experienced 70 mph winds and minus-20-50 (C) temps and wind chill.

Youliana - Oct 29, 2018 12:25 am Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2016

Rainier Emmons  Sucess!

Superb ski trip. Awesome weather and conditions.

dielotr - Aug 15, 2018 4:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2018

DC Route with AAI  Sucess!

Summited via the Ingraham Glacier/Disappointment Cleaver route with Alpine Ascents International. Fantastic group of guides: Jangbu, Connor, Don, and Kristie. Perfect weather. No wind even at the summit, no precip, no clouds, freezing level above the summit, very hot descent. Wildfire haze obstructed most of the views.

Can't wait to return and try a more technical route like Emmons

baloodh2000

baloodh2000 - Jul 31, 2018 1:46 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2018

Training Climb  Sucess!

Was with my buddy John, another guide in training. Summited in great style on the DC. Participated in a rescue with IMG. Fantastic learning experience. Definitely had a lot more of the glacier things I've been craving.

recast

recast - Apr 12, 2018 8:32 pm Date Climbed: May 21, 2016

Ingraham Glacier-Disappointment Cleaver Route  Sucess!

Very cold with gusting snow storm at the summit. Harrowing descent.

Wheelbarrow

Wheelbarrow - Feb 5, 2018 9:54 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2017

2 years of high, high anticipation was well worth it. Magical mtn.  Sucess!

Easiest day of mah life. Just kidding but after climbing 50-some mountains in the prior 2 months I started from the Paradise parking lot at 6am with running shoes on feet and was back in 12 hours. Perfect conditions for my first glaciated peak.

jrlang45

jrlang45 - Nov 7, 2017 3:11 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2017

Second Time is a Charm  Sucess!

Went with AA up the DC route both times. Tried in June 2016 but was blown off of Ingraham by a nasty storm. This time we had perfect weather and good conditions, although the crevasses were causing problems once the sun hit them. Had to take a different route back to the cleaver which swung us well to the Emmons side and below the DC, so much so that the guides half-jokingly said we should just head to Schurman instead of going back to Paradise. Great time.

cweight

cweight - Oct 4, 2017 11:12 am Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2017

Hallow Unstable Ice  Sucess!

The warm temperatures of the year really broke up the glacier. We observed multiple rock falls off Gibralter rock and heard ice cracking. Turned around at 12,500 above the DC because of unsafe conditions, high winds and all the guided groups turned around, but we were treated to an unbelievable sunrise among the huge penitentes.

Jake Robinson

Jake Robinson - Aug 13, 2017 12:05 am Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2017

DC in a day  Sucess!

17 hours car to car via the DC route. With Fletcher, Damon, and Reed.

pschlais

pschlais - Aug 3, 2017 9:55 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2017

DC route  Sucess!

Standard DC route. Tougher than expected with the route having a 400' descending traverse after the cleaver and traversing all the way around the mountain to merge with the Emmons route. Beautiful clear day & night.

Harvest

Harvest - Aug 2, 2017 3:50 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2017

The Challenge of Rainier  Sucess!

- Conditioning hike to Camp Muir on 10/23/16. White out. Party of four.

- Attempt of Gibraltar Ledges on 1/28/17. We turned around at 12,100 past the last Gibraltar crux due to stormy weather. Party of four to 10,000 and two to 12,100. This is the FA route of Mount Rainier by Hazard Stevens and Philemon Beecher Van Trump in 1870.

- Attempt of Ingraham Direct on 4/22/17. We turned around due to a white out at 10,000 elevation.

- Car to car attempt of Fuhrer Finger Route on 5/31/17. We completed the Fuhrer Finger Couloir Route but did not summit due to a team member being out of shape, overweight and refusing to continue. We turned around at 13,933. Team of three.

- Ascent of Emmons-Winthrop Route on 6/29/17. My first successful ascent of Rainier. Party of three.

- Ascent of Emmons-Winthrop Route on 8/1/17. Party of three. #2

Yulia Zi

Yulia Zi - Jul 28, 2017 4:40 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2017

Summit via Emmons All Women  Sucess!

A challenging but beautiful summit via Emmons from Camp Schurman. Alpine start at 1am with the total 6hr15min moving time.

Many thanks to RMI Expeditions for organizing All Women Emmons Expedition Training Seminar. Three out of 8 women stood on the top of Mt.Rainier that day

The way down was slushy and we had to move fast through the corridor of ice fall.

Weather was perfect, with only 15-20 m/hr winds on the summit

BooRadley

BooRadley - Jul 21, 2017 1:12 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2017

DC Route - amazing conditions  Sucess!

Amazing conditions on the DC Route! After having to turn around at Camp Muir a week before due to high winds and avalanche risk on the upper mountain, we made a second attempt a week later. This time we were met with perfect conditions and a well-maintained route all the way to the summit. Super hot on the descent across the Muir Snowfield.

David Mortensen

David Mortensen - Jul 15, 2017 11:17 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2017

Rainier  Sucess!

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.

lilmantis

lilmantis - Jul 11, 2017 1:54 am Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2013

OUTSTANDING MOUNTAIN

Summited with new friends back in June of 13. Cannot wait to go again on another route other than the Cleaver.

reconronin949

reconronin949 - May 15, 2017 10:40 pm

Nice route, but super hot.   Sucess!

Super hot summer, my brother and climbing partner and I did the DC. Route blown out a bit, lots of re-routes, ladder crossings over big crevasses but lots of fun.

ZakG

ZakG - Apr 28, 2017 12:14 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2007

Best Fourth of July Ever!  Sucess!

Climbed the Emmons route with Jason and Kim when she was three months pregnant. We were the first ones to summit that morning and had the summit to ourselves in perfect weather....for about 15 minutes. Then the teams from the DC started coming over the crater rim.

RyanR0815

RyanR0815 - Nov 27, 2016 5:42 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2013

DC  Sucess!

Awesome route. Went with IMG to build my skills.

elcy79.gp

elcy79.gp - Aug 25, 2016 3:10 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2016

First time - DC

Larry flew in from Oakland and I drove from Idaho with plans to do the DC in a day. Leaving at 8pm and hoping to get to the summit early morning.

Looking back, we we didn't get enough rest being up all that day. By the time we hit Camp Muir we were exhausted and not feeling well.

Will try again next year but will leave earlier and get a few hours rest at Muir

pBerg

pBerg - Aug 10, 2016 4:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2016

DC  Sucess!

Overnight DC. Great weather/conditions until last 1,000 vertical feet. Whiteout continued through summit and down to 12,500ft. Clear skies at Muir then dumped on the whole way back to Paradise.

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