Mount Rainier Climber's Log

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SFMountaineer - Sep 22, 2009 3:35 am Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2009

Attempt #2

Climbed the cleaver with RMI, turned back at 13,2 due to blizzard conditions.


Epica - Sep 21, 2009 11:52 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2008

RMI 5-day seminar  Sucess!

I finally decided to get some training so I could start climbing bigger mountains... so I went back to Mt Rainier after 15 years! Partly clear on the way to Camp Muir, then a total white-out on the way to the summit, but we made it! I want to go back so I can actually see the summit next time!


Epica - Sep 21, 2009 11:18 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 1993

Jansport sponsored trip, 1993

I was working for Popular Outdoor Outfitters and won a Jansport sponsored trip to Mt Rainier. It was my first time on a big mountain and I loved it. Unfortunately there was a huge storm and we did not attempt a summit.. but I got to meet famous mountaineers and the founders of Jansport and Rainier Mountaineering Inc. And I knew I would go back someday.....


rocky29oct - Aug 31, 2009 7:21 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2007

Emmons glacier route  Sucess!

was first climb with guide services. was an awesome climb and great experience with IMG


cab - Aug 31, 2009 10:35 am Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2009

Ingraham Direct & DC  Sucess!

Climbed with RMI as part of their Expedition Skills Seminar. Had a lot of fun and climbed with a great group of people which really made it a memorable trip. Went up the Ingraham Glacier and down the DC. Route wasn't too difficult and I learned a lot.


dirth - Aug 29, 2009 2:23 am Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2009

Do it in a day!  Sucess!

If I go up again I'm doing it in one day. Especially if you have skis. We left paradise at noon, at the flats by 5. Left the flats at 3 am, on top by 8:30, and that was primarily because we got stuck behind 50 other people. Left the top at 9:30 and were driving home by 2. Seems ideal to leave paradise at 10 pm and book it up to the flats by 2 am and then get in line with 1000 other people and slog up to the top. Great climb though, fun exposure and crevasses in places. Beautiful sunrise.


scottmitch - Aug 27, 2009 9:25 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2009

two attempts one day

Short notice with fellow SPer DC route. He wasnt feeling good around Ingram Flats so back to Muir. Got on with another team leaving later and turned back at 12400 on top of cleaver with members of that team not feeling so good. A little disappointing but still a great day on the mountain.


jonmeek16 - Aug 25, 2009 11:33 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2009


went with a group from RMI doing a Summit for Someone climb. summit was cold, but a great climb


Jakester - Aug 17, 2009 12:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2009

Third times the Charm!  Sucess!

Finally. Third attempt was a success. The weather at Camp Muir was warm and clear. We left camp at 11pm so we wouldn't get caught behind any of the guided groups. Many wide open crevasses along the route and many sketchy crossings. Very windy and cold the last 2000 ft.


er185005 - Aug 13, 2009 12:31 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2009

DC  Sucess!

Made an attempt at the DC route even though the weather had been horrible for days and the forecast was looking worse. We lucked out and had a pretty good day, unlike the rest of muir cabin who decided to play it safe and sleep in. Never trust the weather man.


rasgoat - Aug 11, 2009 10:43 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009


Didn't know I was climbing Rainier until three days before. Got the invite and took it! Didn't train at all but still made it to 11,450, bailed because I was exhuasted. We got a late start on the first day and arrived at Camp Shurman at 9 pm. Got to sleep at 11 and woke up at 3 am for the summit bid. Felt pretty good for only a few hours sleep but not good enough. If I did it again I would train hard and do it over four days. This trip though, if we decided to take a rest day, the weather would not have cooperated as a storm moved in the day after our summit attempt day. We were two teams of three, four of us made it. What a big mountain! The Emmons route is absoloutly amazing!


395guy - Aug 6, 2009 11:02 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2009

warm day on Rainier  Sucess!

My first ice/snow climb, even though I've been on a dozen other 14ers in CO & CA. Went with RMI guide services. Climb went incredibly smoothly. No problems at all. Spent an hour on the summit... calm winds and temps in the high 20s. Warm day for Rainier. Very hot on lower slopes as we descended. Went up from Camp Muir (starting at 12:45am), up Disappointment Cleaver and summitted at 6:31am. Great day.


phydeux - Aug 3, 2009 12:19 am Date Climbed: Sep 15, 1988

Great climb

Did it as part of a week-long climbing seminar with the guide service. Summit day was windy, but also the only clear day the whole week!


Hotoven - Aug 2, 2009 2:11 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2009

Hard and Long  Sucess!

Great climb. Real late in the season, so we had to do a lot of route finding. Also could only stay on top for 5 min. because dark clouds were moving in fast. I went the day before, but had to turn back. So on my second attempt, I made it! The view stank though.


Snowy - Jul 31, 2009 2:04 pm

DC slog  Sucess!

5.25 hrs. round trip from camp at Emmons flat. Was expecting lots of people and sure enough...can't expect a wilderness experience, but it was beautiful none the less. Worth doing for sure.


Kiefer - Jul 26, 2009 1:40 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2009

Great day!  Sucess!

Exceptionally warm weather but we made sure to be the first out of Camp Muir. Great summit and a surprisingly great route!
The comrodery between us (Carl, Marc, Sean & Anton) was outstanding! A great team!


Wingnut - Jul 23, 2009 1:04 am

Kautz Glacier Route  Sucess!

Finally successful on my 5th attempt!
And it sure meant a lot once I finally made it!

Very memorable night at camp Hazard. Slept in a snow cave and listened to the glacier calve off through the night.

One steep pitch where we used numerous pickets and a couple ice screws and a couple quick runs through the bowling alley added to the memories! Awesome mountain!!!


MarkK - Jul 22, 2009 11:48 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2009

Success  Sucess!

We did it. Perfect weather, great climbers, an amazing experience. Helped to remind me just how small I really am, Mount Rainier is hallowed ground and I will definitly be back.


SJ - Jul 21, 2009 6:01 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2007

Did it  Sucess!

Lived in Seattle for 18 years, finally tapped the summit of Rainer. Perfect weather, summited right at sunrise after leaving Muir around 1130. Took Emmons route because of the number of crevasses that had opend up along the DC route.


EastKing - Jul 21, 2009 3:12 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2009

DC Route  Sucess!

Best trip and weather I have ever been on. I heard that Rainier is not famous for views, but it has some of the best. TR and pics forthcoming.

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