Mount Rainier Climber's Log

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cjmorello - Feb 20, 2005 10:06 am

Route Climbed: Ingraham Direct Date Climbed: FEB 04  Sucess!

Done with RMI winter seminar.


ahaass - Feb 19, 2005 9:39 pm

Route Climbed: Standard guided route Date Climbed: August 18, 2004  Sucess!

Guided by Rainier Mountaineering, Inc. Great weather!


Carbo - Feb 15, 2005 12:08 am

Route Climbed: Disappointment Cleaver Date Climbed: August 31, 2003  Sucess!

We submitted at sunrise after starlit climb. The weather was calm after a pretty gusty first day on the mountain. Awesome views.


chilkoot - Feb 6, 2005 11:10 pm

Route Climbed: Camp Muir - Wintrop Traverse Date Climbed: August 9, 1995  Sucess!

Wow! What a massive, beautiful, awe-inspiring peak.


SummitQueen - Jan 27, 2005 1:10 pm

Route Climbed: Paradise to Camp Muir Date Climbed: July 2003

Went with my dad, one of the first of many volcanoe climbs I've done. Great weather, could see mountains all around. Didn't make it to the summit, I didn't have enough experience yet at the time. Made it successfully up to Camp Muir, nice conditions. Good workout. I will return to Mt. Rainier and summit it soon!

Steve Gruhn - Jan 26, 2005 11:08 pm

Route Climbed: Disappointment Cleaver Date Climbed: July 10, 1999  Sucess!

I felt the altitude, but the hiking was easy.

rongaines1 - Jan 22, 2005 1:04 pm

Route Climbed: Kautz Date Climbed: August 12, 2004  Sucess!

5 Day expedition Seminar with RMI. Great team members from around the country. Most physically, difficult, emotionally draining experience of my life.

It was my second attempt, and upon completion, swore I didn't need to put myself through that again...but now I'm not so sure...Damn you Rainier!


madclimber - Dec 2, 2004 3:35 am

Route Climbed: Fuhrer Finger Date Climbed: 5/20/04  Sucess!

Camped on the summit, only 5th of 112 RMI lead expeditons to do that and 1st to complete the Fuhrer Finger!


JanG - Nov 16, 2004 7:09 pm

Route Climbed: Disappointment Cleaver Date Climbed: Aug. 31, 1999  Sucess!

My first glimpse of Mt Rainier was in 1992 during an RV camping trip with my family. The mental image of that beautiful mountain as seen on a clear, sunny day was a perennial reminder to someday return and CLIMB IT!

The opportunity to climb Mt Rainier presented itself in Aug 99 at the conclusion of a two-week Outward Bound Leadership Camp course held in Oregon at which my son Alexander (at the time 16 y/o) participated. His 18 y/o brother Christoph and I met him in Portland and we proceeded thereafter to Mt Rainier National Park to participate in the one-day basic ice/snow training course which was required of anyone wishing to climb the mountain with Rainier Mountaineering Guides(RMI). The training course was a very good preparation for the long hike on snow and ice.

On the next day we started the climb to Camp Muir under a continuous drizzle which became wet snow higher up. The skies cleared above 10,000 ft overnight so the final hike to the crater rim was under clear sunny conditions but it was very cold and windy. The RMI guides were excellent although their regimented pace of the hike and stops reminded me at times of boot camp. Of the 24 hikers who started the climb only 8 made it all the way to the summit (including us 3) while the rest aborted the hike due to exhaustion.

Our descent to the valley was fairly uneventful except that at 10,000 ft we were again below the cloud cover. Thereafter, it was raining continuously so that we ended the hike completely soaked. Thus, on my second visit to Mt Rainier we were unable to see the upper mountain from the valley during our entire 3-day stay! My mental image of this spectacular mountain still dates to my prior RV trip. Nevertheless, it was a high event in my life to have climbed that awesome volcano with my teenage sons Christoph and Alexander. - Nov 4, 2004 3:57 pm

Route Climbed: Emmons/Winthrop Date Climbed: August 20, 2003  Sucess!

Great climb - even nicer weather than last year - had one ropemate who had trouble and coming down was SLOW!! Great climb again. Marc Pagani, Mimi Schippers, Mark Terry, Doug Finck - Nov 4, 2004 3:54 pm

Route Climbed: Emmons/Winthrop Date Climbed: August 5, 2002  Sucess!

Beautiful route with exciting mimi-ice climb to get around bergschrund...stupidly jumped crevasse near bergschrund on way down and twisted my ankle...great climb. Marc Pagani, Mike Gehard, Chris Gehard

ripper333 - Oct 20, 2004 9:49 pm

Route Climbed: ingraham glacier direct Date Climbed: august 2000

awesome conditions.

july 4th 2006...campground,summit, push with only bare
minimum.....emmons glacier to climb this peak light and fast..

Phil Decker

Phil Decker - Oct 13, 2004 9:46 pm

Route Climbed: Kautz Glacier Date Climbed: June 27 2004  Sucess!

Incredible day - Perfect conditions


mt_daydream - Sep 28, 2004 4:40 am

Route Climbed: Muir-DC Date Climbed: Sept 25-26, 2004  Sucess!

Picture-perfect weather conditions on the way up. RMI guides were excellent. Learnt quite a few things from them. Snow got too mushy on the way down. Saw another team (luckily) miss a big boulder rolling down the cleaver (as they were on the fixed ropes). Will surely return to try another route.


Andinistaloco - Sep 25, 2004 5:27 pm

Route Climbed: Gibraltar ledges Date Climbed: spring '96  Sucess!

Great climb!

Steam caves are a nice place to catch a quick nap on the way up or down... other than a short technical pitch or two this route's (usually) straightforward....

Dennis Poulin

Dennis Poulin - Aug 26, 2004 4:36 pm

Route Climbed: Paradis-Muir-Cleaver Date Climbed: 16 June 2004  Sucess!

Great climbing partners with Dan and Richard. Perfect weather.


n8jojohnson - Aug 24, 2004 1:44 pm

Route Climbed: Disappointment Cleaver Date Climbed: August 20, 2004  Sucess!

Spectacular sunrise started as we hit the cleaver. Could see the Puget Sound from Columbia Crest. A team member brought a frisbee, and we played a little Ultimate in the crater basin.

jcolar - Aug 23, 2004 9:47 am

Route Climbed: Disappointment cleaver Date Climbed: Aug. 16, 2004  Sucess!

Great trek to Muir. Alpine start was on the warm side. Breaks were chilly. Cloudy at the summit. Great views on the way down.

AGPDclimber - Aug 22, 2004 10:00 pm

Route Climbed: Disappointment Cleaver Date Climbed: 14 August 2004  Sucess!

Cimb to Camp Muir was rather fatiguing because of the high temperature. Water was essential. Started the DC route summit attempt at 12:30 am. Light layer with insulated trekking pants. Breaks were very cold. Even had a fox visit us at about the third break. View from the top was spectacular. Anyone making the summit should take advantage of shedding packs at the summit bowl and hiking to the apex of the mountain. RMI guides were outstanding!! Good luck to all who dare to climb!


mountainjunkie - Aug 20, 2004 7:30 pm

Route Climbed: Disappointment Cleaver Date Climbed: June 29, 2004  Sucess!

The climb took 2 days, starting on 6/28 and summitting on 6/29. We had great weather with little wind and lots of sunshine. This was my first time on Rainier, but I hope to definitely be back for another route.

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