Mount Rainier Climber's Log

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nodbod - Jan 16, 2007 5:28 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006

Perseids...  Sucess!

Climbed Rainier up the chossy DC route during Perseids with a couple of awesome friends. We decided to go light and do it with one push from the cars, stopping only briefly at the Ingraham Flats to melt some snow. Got up to the flats, stopped for about 2 hours, and then continued up. We were on at the top of the cleaver by 1PM to be absolutely stunned by the meteor showers taking place! Green streaks and flashes across the sky. A truly magical moment. We breaked often to sit back and watch the show. We made it to the summit at 4AM, took a 30 minute nap, full of compulsive shivering and then watched sunrise from the crater rim. No wind and perfect weather... Mmmm


weeds19 - Jan 13, 2007 7:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2004

DC while at the HP convention  Sucess!

A couple friends and I decided to climb Rainier before the 2004 Highpoint convention that was held in Pullyup. We opted for the DC route and spent two days on the mtn. We had perfect weather and had a somewhat restful night at the Muir hut. Three years later I still remember the miserable hike back to the car on the paved Paradise trails in my plastic boots. The extra weight of running shoes in the pack would have been worth their weight in gold!

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mtn ear - Jan 11, 2007 6:14 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2006

Tahoma Glacier  Sucess!

Great trip- perfect weather- not a cloud for 4 straight days. Snow was a bit soft on descent.


MtnAv8r - Jan 6, 2007 9:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2000


Physically there. Mentally not into it. Cold, Windy, Foggy. Will be back to savor the experience again with a different attitude.


littlefrantz - Jan 5, 2007 1:11 am Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2006

DC Route  Sucess!

Lovely, but will do a different route next time.


Kougarok - Dec 13, 2006 5:17 am Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2004

DC  Sucess!

Great Climb with good weather! Expertly guided by Craig VanHoy.


thenewpassion - Dec 10, 2006 7:24 am Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2004

Summit via Disappointment Cleaver  Sucess!

Great climb. Weather was kind until the last 4 hours,when it decided to pour down :-)


bacrossman - Nov 28, 2006 9:30 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2005

Steamboat Prow  Sucess!

Good climb, hit the weather just about perfect. It was windy as heck though. Kind of a slog, next time I will attempt a more technical or more direct route.

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

DC Route  Sucess!

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

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