Climbed it with a few friends. Winds and rain caused us to hold off a day before heading up to Camp Muir. Turned out to be the right call, summit day we had crystal clear skies and some gusts to maybe 30 mph, a beautiful day for a summit! Bumped into Ed Viesturs inside the crater. Hope to be back and up a different route.
Climbed with a guided group in 2003.
Our unguided group of five made it to the top just before noon on 22 July 2011 despite bad winds. Amazing experience.
We shortened a planned three day trip into two to beat a disturbance moving in faster than expected. Getting onto the DC was the only minor difficulty, and fixed lines minimized the risk. The crevasses hadn't opened up yet.
breaking trail in deep snow years is exhausting. supposedly this is the king of america's 48, but I'd go with the northern rockies...
RK, RP and I hiked up the Gib Ledges with a nice view of the Nisqually rockfall and down the DC route. Car-2-car in about 15.5 hours. Great day on the mountain with great company!
We had some of the best conditions yet this season, couldn't ask for a better trip
Enjoyed a trip up Rainier via the Kautz on the 4th of July.
We made it to the top via the DC Route. What an amazing experience. I will be back to summit again!!!
Too many people. "Not a wilderness experience".
6/25/11- via Emmons Glacier. There was alot of snow
05/09/17- Via a Finger with Thatcher and Tobin. Descended the DC and skied from the Cadaver Gap back to car
09/06/17- via the Kautz Route. Camped at Hazard. Descent via DC.
Route was in great shape and the weather was fantastic. Got enjoy the summit with my wife even, which was awesome! Couldn't have asked for a better day to summit.
Emmons Glacier approach. Second time in two weeks, no summit the first time due to weather. Came back to finish the job. Flawless climb all around. Great people, good conditions, nap in the summit crater. Long summit day, but great route. Camped at Glacier Basin, then up to Schurman, camped and up at midnight to head up. One more night at Schurman and then out the next day to cars..thanks to CPK for making my goal a reality after all these years..
DC route, clear weather on the summit w/ nice views in all directions
Drove out from CO to climb Hood and Rainier. Warmed up with Mt. Hood on June 10th and climbed a variation of the old chute. The clouds came down below the summit ridge and cleared as we summited. It was nice to have the place all to ourselves. The next day we drove to Mt. Rainier and started up the Emmons glacier. We planned on staying at Emmons Flats but ended up staying at Schurman due to a blizzard/whiteout. After all parties but one peaced out due to weather we stayed another day and summited on June 14th on a beautiful but windy day. What a trip!
Great day in Washington.Hot sun and cold ice.Great views except for cloudy summit,but a challenging rewarding climm.Stayed at camp Muir and hiked Dissaspointment cleaver with 5 friends from NY.Great experience and looking forward to a return hike
06/02/02 First ascent with Kevin, Doug, and my son Brewster. Incredible experience being with family and close friends at altitude.
07/28/06 Second ascent was supposed to be with Kimberly. I got sick the day we were to head to Camp Muir but two days later I was brand new so I ended up going up after she did we both made it even though we were a couple of days apart. I summited on same route.
First time on Mt. Rainier. Looking forward to many more climbs.
Made it to the summit on a windy, bitterly cold day. Snowed hard at Muir, and on top, clear and windy in between. Tough summit, but made it all the more satisfying.