Mount Rainier Climber's Log

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mar C - Nov 2, 2006 9:32 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2006

With a little help of Mount Rainier Rangers and RMI  Sucess!

Me and colleague of mine, Felix, succesfully did a two-day climb to the summit of Mt. Rainier.
On Aug 22nd 2006 we started early in the morning (8a.m.) at Paradise, and arrived Camp Muir at 1p.m. with sunny, but a little windy weather. Then, at 1a.m. on Aug 23rd we started the final climb to the summit. We found ourselves inbetween two commercial groups, only two other private groups were heading for the summit. After climbing Disappointment Cleaver, it was very stormy
and we were thinking about returning to Camp Muir. But we decided to go on for 20minutes, and fortunately the route was leading to the upper part of the Emmons Glacier, where the wind was fine.
Finally, we reached the summit at 8.30a.m.. We had perfect weather and a great view. All, but a two-people-party, seem to
have reached the summit that day!

Going back to Camp Muir was exhaustive, because it was very hot.

There are two reasons for the success of our climb:
1. RMI did a very good job in preparing a 'highway' to the summit. Thanks for that!
2. The weather was great.

Finally, I have to thank the Park Rangers for getting me out of the crevasse near the campground and for lending me an ice axe!

gregoryv

gregoryv - Nov 2, 2006 5:52 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2006

Emmons Glacier  Sucess!

Route was in mediocre condition. Weather was spectacular. See the trip report.

surgent

surgent - Oct 19, 2006 7:42 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 1997

DC Route

Profound experience, even all these years later. Second attempt, both with my college friend Vic Caro. First, in May '97, met with whiteout the whole way to Muir Camp. This time, great weather and me better mentally prepared. What a thrill!

lalpinist

lalpinist - Oct 16, 2006 5:53 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2005

Loosey Goosey  Sucess!

This was the first day suitable to ascend in a week. Beautiful clear day. Slower groups turned back as the glaicier was loosening up by mid to late morning.

Epdrun1

Epdrun1 - Oct 12, 2006 2:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2006

Summit via Disappointment Cleaver 7/19/06  Sucess!

Started 7/17. Spent a day at basecamp at Ingrahm Flats. Summit on the 19th with perfect conditions.

Outdoorpartner

Outdoorpartner - Oct 5, 2006 5:24 am Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2005

Blown off

Tremendous wind storm, so we turned back (in the dark). One member of our party became injured, so it was a slow journey back down. With RMI

apachedino

apachedino - Oct 3, 2006 5:23 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2006

First Glacier Climb via The Muir Route

Great weather, camped at Ingerham Flats. Hope to come back sometime for a more challenging route.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Sep 29, 2006 4:25 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2006

Climbed Twice  Sucess!

September 27, 2006: DC, Columbia Crest in one push from Paradise
July 14, 2007: Emmons Glacier, Columbia Crest & Liberty Cap

smittyuphigh - Sep 29, 2006 5:20 am Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2005

Summit Finally  Sucess!

Third times the charm!

Grizz42

Grizz42 - Sep 28, 2006 4:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006

Furher Finger, 1st glacier climb  Sucess!

The best time of my life. The finger was great, did it by moonlight. Was completely exhausted by the summit which was blowin' at over 60mph. Would I do it again? In a heartbeat!

KOPPER425

KOPPER425 - Sep 24, 2006 5:36 am Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2006

Windy Summit  Sucess!

This was the first time I've climbed Ranier and it was unbelievable. We took the Emmons route and it was awesome weather the whole way. Summit day it got pretty windy on the way up and towards the top there were some scetchy spots but we made it. At the summit the winds were about 50 mph and almost took us out. All in all an experience I'll never forget and will probably do again.

jef80

jef80 - Sep 17, 2006 9:46 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2006

DC Route  Sucess!

Great weather, great people. Can't wait to go back.

bidwelldk

bidwelldk - Sep 14, 2006 6:25 pm

Emmons Glacier

Took the Emmons with wife and friend. Turned around in the night on summit day because of bad weather and headed back to Camp Schurman.

jpleonhard

jpleonhard - Sep 13, 2006 4:20 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2002

Kautz Glacier  Sucess!

Climbed Kautz Glacier with T. Haines, C.Coulson, and K. Sorenson

tjchino

tjchino - Sep 11, 2006 7:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 1999

Emmons Glacier  Sucess!

Easily the most physically demanding thing I've ever done. Absolutely incredible experience!

Steve-hamilton

Steve-hamilton - Sep 1, 2006 1:03 am Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2004

Emmons/Winthrop  Sucess!

First time on Rainier, loved it what a mountain

Steve-hamilton

Steve-hamilton - Sep 1, 2006 1:00 am Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2005

Emmons/Winthrop  Sucess!

Best of times good friends, good conditions, all down happy and healthy

Mike N

Mike N - Aug 31, 2006 4:49 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2006

DC Route  Sucess!

We heard rockfalling above the Cowlitz until about 11 pm that night. So we delayed our summit until it got a little colder. We left about 1 am and had a safe and uneventful climb. The snow/ice was good the whole way. It was warm on our return. It took 7 hours up and 4 hours down with plenty of time for breaks, pics, food, etc.

RomaK

RomaK - Aug 29, 2006 8:11 am Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2006

DC route  Sucess!

Summited at 10 am on a sunny and very hot day (t-shirt weather on top). Spectacular glaciers and views. Descent was uneventful in a good way as there were a lot of potential hazards due to the warmth.

Second summit on June 14th, 2009 via the DC again.

weswalt

weswalt - Aug 19, 2006 12:32 am Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2006

weswalt  Sucess!

Went with a buddy from home we used RMI they have a great program summited at 7 am perfect weather no clouds or wind.

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