Mount Rainier Climber's Log

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snowflake - Mar 21, 2008 3:38 pm

DC Route  Sucess!

Left Camp Muir at midnight, summited 6AM (cold!). Went with just one other partner realizing we'd need to prusic if dropped into anything.

david whiting

david whiting - Mar 15, 2008 6:19 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 1999

For the beauty, the challenge, to feed the soul

High winds kept us on the Ingram glacier for five days and were unable to summit. But was a great time and learned a lot during RMI expedition seminar.


dswink - Mar 9, 2008 7:16 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2006

Disappointment Cleaver  Sucess!

Climbed with an RMI six day expedition. Very demanding physically and so beautiful.


SarahThompson - Mar 4, 2008 4:11 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2007

Emmons Glacier, slight mishap  Sucess!

Summit day was a long slog. Skies were clear but it was horribly cold. We were the first ones to summit that day and had it to ourselves. Also paid a visit to Liberty Cap before returning to camp Shurman. I got quite an adrenaline rush on the ascent: I was on a two person rope team and my partner slipped during a breather without control of his axe. He picked up speed extremely fast. I was downslope of him and was able to arrest his fall when the rope went taut - he wasn't very far above a crevasse.

ecobiker - Mar 3, 2008 9:08 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2006

DC Lightening Storm  Sucess!

Incredible adventure up the traditional route. Team of 3 up early and hiking when a lightning and thunder storm swept around the mountain. We waited it out low on the cleaver as the storm passed to the south. Beautiful sights almost too close. After it was safe, we continued up and topped out in the sun. Climbed safely down avoiding a small hard snow/ice that nearly hit and RMI team.


jimegan - Feb 7, 2008 11:08 am Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2003

MT RANIER  Sucess!


Shirley Lam

Shirley Lam - Jan 30, 2008 10:31 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

Twice...  Sucess!

via the Emmons Glacier and one failed attempt from Camp Muir.

devnull4 - Jan 10, 2008 2:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2006

The DC  Sucess!

One of my favorite summits ever!


wrigleyd - Jan 5, 2008 12:51 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2007

DC with a night at Ingraham  Sucess!

Spent a night at Camp Muir, a night at Ingraham Flats, then summited after a 1am start in blowing, icy conditions near the summit.


jeffryrocksu - Jan 1, 2008 1:37 am Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2004

RAINIER  Sucess!



MountainHikerCO - Dec 31, 2007 12:44 am Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2005

DC  Sucess!

We spent 3 nights at Muir. The first night a storm came through so we chose to wait. We went for the summit on the second night/morning. After returning from the summit we were just tired enough to enjoy spending a third night at Muir.


bighornmonkey - Dec 25, 2007 9:12 am Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

Done...  Sucess!

Reach the top twice via the Emmons Glacier once during the summer and once during the fall. 2 failed attempts via Camp Muir in the fall.


lcarreau - Dec 7, 2007 10:56 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 1984

DC Route in 1984  Sucess!

When I made my sucessful summit climb of Rainier in 1984,
there were no cell phones or i-pods. Our guide was Randy
Sackett. We had to hurry it along past the cleaver. Two
climbers were left behind there. The snow conditions were
for the most part favorable. You never know on Rainier!


bgriffs - Nov 27, 2007 2:04 am Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2005

Great Experience  Sucess!



JonW - Nov 19, 2007 4:20 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2007

DC  Sucess!

Summited via the DC route. A lot of fun. Stayed a Muir after summiting and enjoyed a wonderful sunset and great night of camping.

TRR - Nov 13, 2007 9:47 am Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2007

Emmons Route  Sucess!

Nice long hike up. Cold night start but a beautiful clear day.


k2360tnf - Nov 6, 2007 6:05 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2006

Summited  Sucess!

Summited the DC route


panweilin - Oct 25, 2007 2:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006

Summit in whiteout  Sucess!

Stayed at Muir Camp the night before. Surprisingly there were only few people in the hut during the Independence weekend. We could hardly see anything around at the summit plateau due to the whiteout.


YetiBauer - Oct 1, 2007 7:24 pm

Kautz Emmons

Kautz July 06 summit
Emmons July 01 summit
Tahoma May 00 unsuccessful due to hot weather


msihl - Sep 26, 2007 12:54 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2007

Route Climbed: DC/Emmons Glacier

We planned on summiting from the south side (Camp Muir). It was pretty late in the season, so the size of the crevasses made navigation difficult. We got up 2am on summit day and started our ascend at 3am after a good night's sleep in Camp Muir's public shelter. However, we had difficulties finding the trails. From talking to other climbers at CM, I knew that we had to go around the Disappointment Cleaver and reascend on the other (east) side.
I didn't know that we actually had to cross over even further onto Emmons Glacier. So we started wandering around looking for these little red flags but only found old ones that seemed to have been abandoned a while ago. Anyhow, my partner was already pretty tired from the day before after not having slept well for two nights straight and he started complaining about his hurting legs early on. So we decided to turn around noonish and made it back to CM 2.5 hours later. After an hour-long nap we descended
towards Paradise Visitor Center, which was painfully long after a long day on the mountain. We arrived shortly after sunset. I'll try again next year earlier in the season and with more water supplies. Boiling snow is a painfully slow process and the glacier water didn't taste very well either ;)

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