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.
Climbed up through the fog on day 1 and woke up to a beautiful day 2 on the Emmon's Glacier.
Not exactly sure of the date is 1976.. late July or early Aug... Dan Boyd was the lead guide for Man & His Land Western Expeditions II .... Hardest thing I've ever done ... Did it again two years later and that was the greatest thing I ever did !!
Made the summit with Team Russback. Even passed Guided Groups... Check them out.... www.teamrussback.com, 5 of us went up but only 3 of us made it to the top... 2 turned back.
There was so much fog, I couldn't even see my way from the parking low to the lodge much less to the top of the mountain. Still, this is a wonderful National Park, and what I DID see was memorable and fantastic. Even the speeding ticket I got in Yakima after I left Mt. Ranier didn't spoil my thoughts of this perfect place!
turned back a second time at the plateau after the Dog route- total white out so we bagged it.
since then just solo ski to Camp Muir in 2009. many more routes to do
My 2nd climb of Mt. Rainier, this time I went unguided with a group of fellow climbers as a training peak for Denali in 2011. Climbed to Ingraham Flats on day 1 and setup camp. Encountered thick cloud cover up till about 9,000 feet, then nothing but sunshine. Got up around 2:30am and hit the summit. Took the cleaver and made the summit a couple hours later. Long way down to Paradise, followed by a red-eye back to Chicago. One LONG day but amazing!
Mt Rainier 2010 Pictures
My first time on Rainier and first glacier experience. I used Alpine Ascents as a guide and they taught me quite a bit. 1st day, we climbed to Camp Muir. 2nd day, we worked on glacier / snow skills (roped travel, self-arrest, etc) and then moved camp to Ingraham Flats for the night. Early summit bid (2am), followed by a long way down to Paradise. 3 days of beautiful weather, a sunrise summit, and one of the best experiences of my life. I'm hooked!
Mt. Rainier 2009 Pictures
w/ Saunders. Whiteout.
Summited on a bluebird day via DC and Camp Muir.
great views and beautiful weather enjoyed with family