Mount Rainier Climber's Log

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peakrat76 - Apr 23, 2008 3:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2001

DC Route  Sucess!

Climbed with two of my best friends from Seattle (Everest summiteer's.) After getting picked up at SEATAC we drove to the Mountain; spent night & next day to Muir. Easy carry to the Flats the next day with a midnight departure on summit day. Perfect conditions and only about 20 knots of wind on the summit. A great climb (finally!) I tried to climb this thing several times when I lived out there, but was swatted every time.


Bluebell08 - Apr 16, 2008 1:08 am Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2006

DC route  Sucess!

Made it to the top just in time for sunset with RMI group. Very tough but worth it!


Global_09 - Mar 25, 2008 3:57 pm Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2008

Winter Attempt

Myself along with 3 other climbers and two guides from AAI made a winter attempt on the Muir route. We were stopped by heavy snow fall, very cold teamputures and high winds. Avalanche conditions we also dangerous. I was caught in a small slide that buried myself and one of our guides up to our waists.

The attempt was part of a 8 day Denali Prep/Winter Mountaineering course in preparation for my May 2008 attempt on McKinley.


sushiman - Mar 23, 2008 4:25 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2000

liberty ridge  Sucess!

beautiful climb on a big mountain!! conditions were perfect... summit day lenticular cloud on the summit, but was gone by the time we got there. also have done the fuhrer finger on the south side with similar conditions(i.e. bluebird)


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.

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