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.
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.
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.
went with a group from RMI doing a Summit for Someone climb. summit was cold, but a great climb
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
First summit of the season. Three down now, in varying conditions.
Winds died down a bit today allowing us to make it when others day before were all turned back on this route. One scary as hell crossing of an ice "bridge" along a thin ledge over a gnarly crevasse where a fall would have meant death for sure. Not too bad in the dark, though, really, and the rest of the route was pretty routine although long and painful of course.
Plenty of snow bridges rapidly thinning hopefully the park service will be assiting with route adjustments this week as I don't think several of them can last much longer.
Weather sucked. Turned back at around 11.7k. I'll hopefully be back.
Great conditions with a full moon.