Mount Rainier Climber's Log

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cascadescrambler - Jul 25, 2019 5:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 1976

Mount Rainier  Sucess!

Camp Schurman, Emmons Glacier route.


McCannster - Jul 8, 2019 8:32 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2019

via DC  Sucess!

Highpoint 44. Last hard highpoint! Party of 3 with Alex and Andrew, with an overnight at Camp Muir. Great experience!

dannydeckers - Jun 20, 2019 8:55 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2017

Summit via Emmons Glacier  Sucess!

Best glissading of my entire life. 10/10


bluecappo - Jun 18, 2019 12:23 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2015

DC Taking it slow  Sucess!

Took our time with one night at Muir and one night on Ingram Flats - I highly recommend taking the extra day and just kicking back to enjoy the sights! The route on this one was in a bit gnarlier shape than I had seen it in years past.

bweitzner - Jun 12, 2019 5:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2008

Mount Rainier with Rainier Mountaineering  Sucess!

Great two day climb, snowstorm at the summit, beautiful snow conditions.


huskertriguy - Jun 2, 2019 2:36 am Date Climbed: May 11, 2019

Finished Business  Sucess!

Ingraham Direct route.

There was room in the hut at Camp Muir, so we opted for it instead of bivy bags and tents.

Not much more to add from other reports. I see Ingraham Direct was still used a couple weeks after we were there which surprised me. The ladders barely stretch across the crevasse crossings so it will not be much longer before parties will be diverted to Disappointment Cleaver.

Other than that I could not have asked for a better day to finally get up there. - May 1, 2019 11:26 am Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2019

Muir  Sucess!

Super bluebird day. Wasted too much time monkeying around with layers and traction, but had a ball.


travel_murse - Mar 21, 2019 11:11 am Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2018

DC  Sucess!

The day I fell in love with the big mountains and mountaineering

mzelasko - Jan 13, 2019 3:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2018

Rainier in July  Sucess!

Alpine Ascents climb with guide Devin Bishop as second part of 8-day alpine climbing course.


mountainmidget - Jan 3, 2019 11:35 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2016

Disappointment Cleaver  Sucess!

Started on Friday, 5-27-16 with the intentions of the Kautz Route, but couldn't get across the Nisqually-Wilson glacier due to socked in weather, super foggy, and lots of rock fall. We stayed the night at about 6500ft on the Glacier Vista trail to see if the morning provided us a better chance. Bad weather caused us to turn tail and head up the Disappointment Cleaver Route. Got up to Camp Muir on Saturday, 5-28-16 and weather kept us there until Monday, 5-30-16. We had a bluebird day and summited on Monday, 5-30-16. My lack of hydration caused a longer descent and we ended up camping one more night at Camp Muir, then down to Paradise on Tuesday, 5-31-16. Would certainly love to return someday to do the Kautz Route, but would do the DC Route again in a heartbeat!

Matt McCullough

Matt McCullough - Nov 26, 2018 7:50 am Date Climbed: Feb 25, 2017

Denali Prep Course

Participated in Denali Prep course February 25 – March 4. Unable to summit due to weather. Perfectly gnarly conditions for excellent Denali training. Experienced 70 mph winds and minus-20-50 (C) temps and wind chill.

Youliana - Oct 29, 2018 12:25 am Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2016

Rainier Emmons  Sucess!

Superb ski trip. Awesome weather and conditions.

dielotr - Aug 15, 2018 4:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2018

DC Route with AAI  Sucess!

Summited via the Ingraham Glacier/Disappointment Cleaver route with Alpine Ascents International. Fantastic group of guides: Jangbu, Connor, Don, and Kristie. Perfect weather. No wind even at the summit, no precip, no clouds, freezing level above the summit, very hot descent. Wildfire haze obstructed most of the views.

Can't wait to return and try a more technical route like Emmons


baloodh2000 - Jul 31, 2018 1:46 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2018

Training Climb  Sucess!

Was with my buddy John, another guide in training. Summited in great style on the DC. Participated in a rescue with IMG. Fantastic learning experience. Definitely had a lot more of the glacier things I've been craving.


recast - Apr 12, 2018 8:32 pm Date Climbed: May 21, 2016

Ingraham Glacier-Disappointment Cleaver Route  Sucess!

Very cold with gusting snow storm at the summit. Harrowing descent.


Wheelbarrow - Feb 5, 2018 9:54 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2017

2 years of high, high anticipation was well worth it. Magical mtn.  Sucess!

Easiest day of mah life. Just kidding but after climbing 50-some mountains in the prior 2 months I started from the Paradise parking lot at 6am with running shoes on feet and was back in 12 hours. Perfect conditions for my first glaciated peak.


jrlang45 - Nov 7, 2017 3:11 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2017

Second Time is a Charm  Sucess!

Went with AA up the DC route both times. Tried in June 2016 but was blown off of Ingraham by a nasty storm. This time we had perfect weather and good conditions, although the crevasses were causing problems once the sun hit them. Had to take a different route back to the cleaver which swung us well to the Emmons side and below the DC, so much so that the guides half-jokingly said we should just head to Schurman instead of going back to Paradise. Great time.


cweight - Oct 4, 2017 11:12 am Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2017

Hallow Unstable Ice  Sucess!

The warm temperatures of the year really broke up the glacier. We observed multiple rock falls off Gibralter rock and heard ice cracking. Turned around at 12,500 above the DC because of unsafe conditions, high winds and all the guided groups turned around, but we were treated to an unbelievable sunrise among the huge penitentes.

Jake Robinson

Jake Robinson - Aug 13, 2017 12:05 am Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2017

DC in a day  Sucess!

17 hours car to car via the DC route. With Fletcher, Damon, and Reed.


pschlais - Aug 3, 2017 9:55 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2017

DC route  Sucess!

Standard DC route. Tougher than expected with the route having a 400' descending traverse after the cleaver and traversing all the way around the mountain to merge with the Emmons route. Beautiful clear day & night.

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