Mount Rainier Climber's Log

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edlins - May 16, 2005 5:51 pm

Route Climbed: Liberty Ridge Date Climbed: May 11-14  Sucess!

summited Liberty Cap in a whiteout Friday May 13, 2005. trip report


soslaw - Apr 18, 2005 1:36 pm

Route Climbed: Disappointment Cleaver Date Climbed: June 25, 2001  Sucess!

Climbed with Andre. Day one to Muir in a whiteout with summit in question. Summit day alpine start under crystal clear skies. Cold, clear and windy on summit.


danman3156 - Apr 18, 2005 12:43 pm

Route Climbed: kautz glacier Date Climbed: august 8 2004  Sucess!

First real big mountain, i had a great time. Even made the summit. Encountered bad weather on summit day but we pushed on.


Clintoris - Apr 11, 2005 11:32 pm

Route Climbed: Gibraltar Ledges Date Climbed: 4/24-4/25  Sucess!

My first summit, my first attempt. Was hoping to get a winter summit, but due to fowl weather missed it by three days.

Even so we were alone on the summit and had an amazing time.

Looking to climb it again this summer.


vertx - Apr 8, 2005 5:23 pm

Route Climbed: Ingraham Glacier Direct Date Climbed: March 2005  Sucess!

The initial plan was for Gibralter Ledges. After spending 2 nights at camp Muir waiting out the weather, we decided to do Ingraham Glacier Direct. Thanks to a short break in the weather we were off to the summit on the third day. The route was very challenging and heavily crevassed, way more difficult than the last time I was on it. Although I wanted a different route under my belt and was disappointed to not be able to do the Ledges, the trip was enjoyable and successful. Just something to look forward to in the future.


patascent - Apr 6, 2005 3:46 pm

Route Climbed: Ingraham Glacier Direct Date Climbed: March 10,2005  Sucess!

Great climb with RMI.

Aaron Dyer

Aaron Dyer - Mar 23, 2005 11:13 pm

Route Climbed: Emmons Direct Date Climbed: August 2001  Sucess!

This was an interesting first mountaineering experiance

Dan Winter

Dan Winter - Mar 20, 2005 10:09 pm

Route Climbed: D.C. Date Climbed: 7/29/04-7/30/04  Sucess!

Ascending from Muir the moon was a eerie tint of red due to forrest fires in eastern Washington. Cheeseburgers at Copper Creek Inn on the way home never tasted so good.

clleis - Mar 4, 2005 1:13 pm

Route Climbed: Kautz Glacier Date Climbed: August 2003

My first climbing experience, guided by RMI. We turned around at the top of the icefall due to a tired group member. Rainier had a major impact on me, has been on my mind ever since. Recently moved from Ohio to Portland so that the mountains can be a regular part of my life, not a once a year climbing trip.


cjmorello - Feb 20, 2005 10:11 am

Route Climbed: emmond-winthrop Date Climbed: JULY 05  Sucess!

Done with party of 3.


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

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