Biggest and best mountain in the Northwest. Have summited several times by different routes. Allways a joy to climb Rainier.
Great Climb, perfect weather!
made it via Camp Muir route with Stephen Wilcox & Thomas Straub of New Haven Connecticut. They were trained in one day and made it up and back alive to tell about it.
bad weather at Camp Schurman kept us from attempting. With Alex Neckas + Ron; great climbing teachers.
Emmons Route, spent two nights went spelunking.
DC route with RMI. Long day but what a great mountain. z
A long day.
went up the dc route. awesome weather, rockfall was sketchy. we saw a guy being choppered out after taking one one the face.
Windy. For photos see link:
Climbed with the "California Mountaineering Group"
Weather thwarted our attempt this time. Our tents were pelted with rain/snow mix for 12 hours straight at Camp Muir before we decided to call it off and head back to Paradise. White out conditions and avalanche danger were the biggest threats. Oh well, next time.
Made it up the DC climbing with RMI for the Summit For Someone program. This is a new high point for me and was the most rewarding climb I have done yet.
Climbed this in Sept. '02 with John Reyher after finding out that the crevasses on both the Tahoma and Kautz were too open to climb. Really dry conditions so we didn't bother roping up until the descent, which really didn't make any sense. A wonderful adventure followed by a dinner of salmon and redhooks at Paradise.
Great climb. DC route was unpassable up top due to a wide crevasse so the route went below the cleaver and up the Emmons.
Second try with IMG. First trip turned back by weather and high avalanche danger in June 2008. This time weather was great. Summitted via DC late int he day and descended to Ingraham flats that evening.
Snowbridges were in bad shape on the DC route so we had to go around the Cleaver, down the Emmon and up.
Great trip. Perfect Weather.
Becky, Jake, Joel, Scotty, Me :) Great weather on summit day.
The mountain has wicked weather. On the way to Muir, we encountered extreme heat, then endured a huge thunderstorm with lightning during the night but then it cleared up just long enough for us to reach the summit. On the way down to Paradise, we had a snowstorm, then hail and finally a downpour. All in all, a fantastic trip and would do it all again!
Fierce winds, but persistance paid off. Only a handful of parties summited.
Was in the Kautz Ice chute when clouds, snow descended down to 12,000'. Waited to see if it would clear, did not. Rapping down on bollards. Watch out for the penetentis (spelling???)