Surprisingly toasty in camps along the way but freeeeezing/snowing/foggy/windy at the summit. Absolutely gorgeous sunrise on the way up. 54 pound pack, almost half my body weight! Glad I did it while I was young ( :
Climbed the Emmons from Camp Schurman with a group guided by IMG. Very lucky with the weather window; it was overcast and foggy both the night before and the afternoon afterwards. As we climbed the clouds rose with us, making the descent very slow in soft snow and low visibility.
perfect weather, great day to summit
Two man team, 50 plus mph wind. But otherwise, a legendary climb.
Changed our itinerary from a 3 day to a 2 day climb due to bear activity in Glacier Basin. Great conditions with the route still intact. On top there was no wind and sunny skies. Camp Sherman still had some space open on bare rock. All members of the Moutaineer party summited. One or two had very mild altitude sickness symptoms. Pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bogusz/sets/72157634948954520/
Ingraham Direct route.
Had a great time climbing this mountain. I have put together a detailed trip report with lots of helpful info. http://coloradokeith.com/2013/07/16/rainier/
My first experience at double-digit altitude. I recovered a mild bout of AMS 6 hours too late to head up with the summit team. I learned a lot and will be back next year.
I lead some friends and my friends dad to the top! Great practice roping up, tying prusiks, self arresting. Awesome peak! Went up Disappointment cleaver and hit 50/60mph winds at the top. blew us around a bit, but a beautiful peak.
First time attempting the peak. Drove from SLC with Duc and met some peeps in Boise for the carpool there. We started from Paradise late (1pm), slept for <4 hours at Camp Muir, before starting the summit push at 1:15am. We topped out at 8:15 after some waiting at the headwall and slow going higher up due to fatigue. A guided client had a seizure or something near teh headwall above the Cleaver so we got to see the rescue. We got back to Paradise by 5 thanks to the awesome glissade down the Muir Snowfield.
With dad & Rainier Mountaineering. "Expedition seminar"
Very good climb, alone on the summit. Wonderfull ! (3 days)
Skied the fuhrer finger from the summit!
Near full moon lit up the glacier with a nice purple glow. Straightforward route, but lots of traffic. Would like to try out one of the other routes someday.
Route - Disappointment Cleaver
Weather - Perfect; partly sunny, light winds, 20-degrees on the summit
Partners - Shane and Jay
Very cold and very windy, hardest climb of my life. I was very relieved when I made it to the top.
One beast of a mountain, more vertical than anything I've done previously, including high peaks in Peru.
A beautiful day up on the Emmons Route! Hiked into Glacier Basin on Friday night, Camp Shurman early Saturday, and hit the top at 7:00 AM on Sunday. Back to the cars by 3:30- definitely a cool way to spend a weekend!
1st time on Rainier and loved every minute of it. Made it to 12,600 before turning around due to a combination of onset of altitude sickness, deteriorating weather and general fatigue. No regrets or doubts and feel it was a 100% success. Excited to try it again next year.