Mount Rainier Climber's Log

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SawtoothSean - Jan 4, 2006 10:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 1999

Route Climbed: Disappointment Cleaver Date Climbed: August 13, 1999  Sucess!

Very long day climb from Paradise. Perseides Meteor shower was brilliant, as was the sunrise. Made our way in and around many, many, guided groups emerging from huts like Jawas. Fairly crowded mountain, yet still amazing and rewarding.


Alpine72 - Jan 3, 2006 4:17 am

Route Climbed: Ingraham Direct Date Climbed: June 2 2005  Sucess!

An amazing experience and great timing. The snow bridges were still intact and the day after we got down the weather turned bad.


e-doc - Dec 31, 2005 12:48 am

Route Climbed: Interglacier and Emmons Date Climbed: June 2, 2005

Big hill, very big hill. Amazing sunrise from the Emmons with the clouds at 9000'.


giggy - Dec 30, 2005 1:56 pm

Route Climbed: DC Date Climbed: aug 2005  Sucess!

awesome trip - awesome mt -

brutus of wyde

brutus of wyde - Dec 29, 2005 5:14 am

Route Climbed: Various Date Climbed: Various, starting in 1973  Sucess!

Have climbed this mountain numerous times, from several sides -- Success Cleaver, Kautz Route, Disappointment Cleaver, Ingraham-Emmons traverse, Emmons Glacier, Liberty Ridge, a winter attempt and an attempt on Ptarmigan Ridge.

Tagged all three summits over the years -- Point Success, Liberty Cap, and Columbia Crest.

setrent - Dec 21, 2005 11:26 pm

Route Climbed: Kautz Cleaver/Emmons Glacier/ Liberty Ridge. Date Climbed: 15 June 2004/August 1999

A great moderate route. We did not see anyone else until we reached the summit. Climbed the Emmons in August of 1999. A straight forward glacier slog. Climbed Liberty Ridge 22Jun06. Great conditions, descent via Emmons was torture.


hawkman - Dec 21, 2005 6:55 pm

Route Climbed: Disappointment Cleaver Date Climbed: Aug 2005  Sucess!

Great trip. Gave me the mountaineering bug.


Rileywyna - Dec 21, 2005 7:37 am

Route Climbed: reg Date Climbed: aug 1997

Dug in on the snow field just below Muir hut. My wife was falling asleep walking and it was icing up bad(we didn't have crampons). Wind started blowing so I put some big rocks in the corner of our cheap 3 season tent. It was a cool night. When I woke up in the middle of the night Adams and Baker? Looked like islands sticking out of the clouds. It was crystal clear above 8000 feet. The nest day we finished hiking to Muir base camp and then glissaded back to paradise in what seemed like minutes. Really a great time in the mountains.

Then off to luxury and room service.


markmay - Dec 8, 2005 9:03 pm

Route Climbed: Ingraham Direct Date Climbed: July 2 2005  Sucess!

Beautiful day in the mountains


markmay - Dec 8, 2005 9:00 pm

Route Climbed: Dissapointment Cleaver Date Climbed: July 31 2005  Sucess!

Great route. Car to Summit to car in a day, no bivys.


glimmert - Nov 21, 2005 2:16 pm

Route Climbed: Ingrams derect Date Climbed: June 25 05  Sucess!

Camped below muir, Great weather clear and 50. Left at 11:30 PM up ice fall and glacier. the coldest ive ever been just before the sun came up. Summit @8:30 AM felt sick but a great view. Retuned to muir at 2:30PM lots of rock fall.


alpinedan - Nov 15, 2005 10:56 am

Route Climbed: various Date Climbed: may 2001-2004

great climbing, many storms and bad weather


alpinedan - Nov 15, 2005 10:54 am

Route Climbed: DC Date Climbed: may1999

great epic climb, camel back froze, got altitude sickness, all alone at 13,000 very epic as I was disorientated and unforgettable and had to rope up with another climbing group going down as I was just sitting alone anchored to the mountain and getting covered by


alpinedan - Nov 15, 2005 10:30 am

Route Climbed: jib ledges Date Climbed: may 2000  Sucess!

great epic climb


dkmayhew - Nov 13, 2005 8:29 pm

Route Climbed: Kautz Date Climbed: July 2000  Sucess!

Perfect weather for the 3 days we were on the mountain, The route was in good shape. Some fun route finding above camp hazard at 2am.


Holsti97 - Nov 8, 2005 3:02 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2003

Route Climbed: Emmons-Winthrop Glacier Date Climbed: August 16, 2003  Sucess!

We started our climb from the White River Campground at 4400'. Hiked along the White River up to Inter Glacier camp at about 8000' and made camp. The next day we practiced self-arrest on the glacier and climbed up to Steamboat Prow and made camp at Camp Schurman (9500'). Started from Camp Schurman at 2:00 AM. Climbed with guides Jason Tanguay, Tap Richards, Heidi Eichner, and Mason Stafford from IMG under beautiful stars and a bright red planet Mars. Two members of our team turned around with a guide due to altitude sickness. I reached the summit with my friend Ed and Norm from Connecticut. Snow was slushy and crevasses dangerous on way down. Stayed one more night at Camp Schurman and then hiked down. Thought it was cool that 2 of my guides have recently completed the Seven summits (2006) and another has climbed Denali, Vinson, Kili, and Everest. Also had dinner with IMG owner Eric Simonson the night before our climb started. Nice guy. My first mountain climb ever. HP #1.


younkin - Nov 5, 2005 11:39 am

Route Climbed: Dissapointment Cleaver Date Climbed: 1969  Sucess!

Part way up (13,500?) both of my climbing partners, Brian Farnsworth and Mike Contos got alltitude sickness, I continued to the crater rim, left my pack and went back down, one of my partners Mike Contos was feeling better so he came with me to the top, we had a hard time finding the summit register, it was my first big Mountain and I loved it.....I was 19


esugi - Nov 3, 2005 11:55 pm

Route Climbed: Kautz Glacier Date Climbed: July 16, 2005

Long approach to high camp half way up the "Turtle". We camped at approx. 9500 ft. Made for long summit day. We turned around at 9am, 200 ft from the summit. We were very concerned about climbing down through the icefall late in the morning.


thljr922 - Nov 2, 2005 11:12 am

Route Climbed: Dissapointment Cleaver Date Climbed: July, 2002  Sucess!

It was my first mountaineering experience and immediatly fell in love with climbing mountains. Reached the summit in perfectly clear skys, with lots of wind. What a great mountain to start on!


outofstep80 - Oct 17, 2005 11:12 am

Route Climbed: Ingraham glacier Date Climbed: Late August 2004  Sucess!

This was my first climbing experience. It changed my life and showed me a new world. I can't wait to get into the more technical side of mountaineering.

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