Got up early and headed to summit before RMI teams. Made for a quick approach (no waiting for folks) and some private time on the summit. Strong winds (45+) made the climb harder. A nice boot path all the way up. Views were amazing, though clouds prevented seeing much beyond the surrounding area.
Went with IMG great guides 13 hour summit day. Great weather all 4 days in the low 30's.
Great trip with great guides (5-day exp. seminar).
Beautiful weather, but we turned back right after getting on Disappointment Cleaver because of a team member's minor injury.
Climbed Rainier via the Emmons Glacier Route, with IMG. It was an awesome climb, in an equally awesome weather. On the top, we experienced some high winds, but, overall, the climb, weather, teammates, guides, and scenery was Excellent!
Weather was beautiful. Ate watermelon and cookies with the rangers on the summit at 11am.
Muir back to Paradise in 1 hour 29 minutes.
Participated in the American Lung Association's "Climb for Clean Air". Great people, great weather, great climb. Got me hooked!
Stopped just below the rim due to wind and a partner needing to go down. Beautiful mountain, fun route
I suppose the conditions are changing constantly on that
mountain. I did it in August of 1984.
Had an unsuccessful attempt in 2002. Reached the top with my sisters and dad in 2003. This time I was there when my brother reached the top. Great trip!
DC Route.....crowded slog....beautiful mountain and great weather though....did I say crowded yet? a must climb for everyone......she's such an aesthetically pleasing peak
A great day on the route. We missed the alpine start due to high winds, but they died down in the morning and stayed that way the rest of the day. We were able to get up and back down before dark by moving quickly. All in all, one of my best experiences in the mountains!
Summited rainier via DC 6/22/07. amazing climb in some crazy winds. great route in great shape! what an incredible mountain!
Awesome day, beautiful weather!
I climbed this with the University of Idaho Outdoor Program when I was in grad school. This was a huge climb. It was my first 14,000 footer, my first glacier climb and my first 2 day climb. This was a long slog and we were all pretty tired by the time we summited. I lost 2 water bottles along the way and was pretty dehyrated by the time we made it back down to Camp Muir. It sure is a fun descent from Camp Muir, we were able to glissade pretty much all the way down. At that point in my life this had been my hardest physical experience and it will always be a trip well worth remembering.
Excellent climb. Lots of Snow. Perfect Weather
Two friends and myself made our way to the cold and windy summit around 9:00 am. The view was great from the top!!! Took the DC route.
We did this as a three-day climb. Long slog to Camp Muir. First night was pleasant. Next morning up at 1:00am and climbing by 2:30am Our seven person group broke up in a three person team A and a four person team B. Crevasses opening up. Narrow snow bridges. We encountered wind at 12,500 and it got worse as we climbed closer to the summit. Maybe 55-65 mph sustained winds at the summit. Got back to camp around 4-5pm tired and whooped! We decided to stay the night and get a good nights rest. I hit the goose down by 7:00pm, just about the time the wind really started to pick up. Between 7pm and 4am the next morning the wind was hitting gusts up to 70+ mph. One persons tent did not survive, others barely... The morning was clear above and cloud covered below. The hike down from camp was quick with a few glissade shots.
After losing our third team member due to altitude sickness the first day out at 8,000 ft, Ian and I succesfully reached the true summit of Rainier via the DC on a beautiful, sunny Friday morning. We descended to Camp Muir in warm conditions with slushy snow. Ian was severely dehydrated and suffering from altitude sickness, but we were able to descend safely. Ian was not feeling well enough to descend all the way to Paradise on Friday afternoon, so we stayed at Muir that night. Unfortunately, conditions deteriorated overnight and we awoke 40 mph howling winds and blowing snow. We pushed through the wind and pelting snow Saturday morning to reach the car in the parking lot. (My last trip stopped at the crater rim due to white-out conditions, 70+ mph winds, and an exhausted teammate.)
DC, Ingraham Direct (12.5 hour round trip), and Emmons.