Mount Rainier Climber's Log

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laurel - Jul 12, 2007 6:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2007

Not quite

Beautiful weather, but we turned back right after getting on Disappointment Cleaver because of a team member's minor injury.


lingana - Jul 12, 2007 3:05 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2007

Awesome Climb !  Sucess!

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!


andret - Jul 9, 2007 3:57 am Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

Disappointment Cleaver  Sucess!

Weather was beautiful. Ate watermelon and cookies with the rangers on the summit at 11am.

Muir back to Paradise in 1 hour 29 minutes.


dan-o - Jul 6, 2007 8:55 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2003

DC  Sucess!

Participated in the American Lung Association's "Climb for Clean Air". Great people, great weather, great climb. Got me hooked!


klwagar - Jul 2, 2007 12:52 am Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2007

DC route

Stopped just below the rim due to wind and a partner needing to go down. Beautiful mountain, fun route


lcarreau - Jan 25, 2008 1:05 pm

Re: DC route

I suppose the conditions are changing constantly on that
mountain. I did it in August of 1984.


ridgegirl - Jul 1, 2007 2:26 am

DC  Sucess!

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!


jvarholak - Jun 30, 2007 4:58 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2006

DC  Sucess!

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

ccrecente - Jun 27, 2007 11:53 am Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2007

Kautz route success  Sucess!

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!


cms829 - Jun 27, 2007 12:50 am Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2007

DC  Sucess!

Summited rainier via DC 6/22/07. amazing climb in some crazy winds. great route in great shape! what an incredible mountain!

Andy Dewey

Andy Dewey - Jun 27, 2007 12:37 am Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2007

Route Climbed: Disappointment Cleaver  Sucess!

Awesome day, beautiful weather!

J Fox

J Fox - Jun 26, 2007 12:01 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 1998

Disappointment Cleaver  Sucess!

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.


hiker100 - Jun 24, 2007 2:20 am Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2006

ROUTE:DC  Sucess!

Excellent climb. Lots of Snow. Perfect Weather


Tbacon251 - Jun 24, 2007 12:19 am Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2007

Made it!!  Sucess!

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.

Karl Helser

Karl Helser - Jun 22, 2007 8:37 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2007

Windy at the summit...  Sucess!

Awesome climb!
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.


TheBootfitter - Jun 21, 2007 11:39 am Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2007

Remove the asterisk!  Sucess!

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.)


Pantilat - Jun 20, 2007 2:15 am

Three times  Sucess!

DC, Ingraham Direct (12.5 hour round trip), and Emmons.

Jim Carr - Jun 15, 2007 2:20 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 1998

Disappointment Cleaver  Sucess!

Had crystal clear weather our first night at Camp Muir, so went for it. Left at midnight and made the summit by 7:00 am. Weather rolled in on our descent from Camp Muir that afternoon. This was my second attempt after being socked in at Camp Muir for all 4 days of our trip the year before.

Scott Wesemann

Scott Wesemann - Jun 15, 2007 1:50 am Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2007

DC Route

Ran into bad weather and had to abort climb. The rangers said the storm would stick around for two days, so everyone in my group decided to bail. The hike to Muir was brutal.


Redwic - Jun 6, 2007 2:56 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2007

Great experience!  Sucess!

The weather was beautiful and the snow conditions were great... Crossing numerous crevasses along Ingraham Glacier Direct wasn't always easy, but reaching the summit was well worth all of the challenges of the hike.

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