w/ Tyler Haasch, Adam Walker and Ben Phillips. We didn't see a damn thing on the way up, but the best glissade of our lives on the way down!
Date is a guess. Sure wouldn't want to do this one when melted out, much more pleasant as a snow climb.
Great climb but super icy.
First one to the summit that day enjoyed the solitude while it lasted :)
w/ Dennis Poulin. Incredible day out!
Thats awesome! Would you say the hike was pretty technical? Did you take crampons or an ice axe with you? I am planning to do this hike towards the end of January, do you have any advice?
Perfect first climb with my 13 year old. Really nice on top. Killer on the knees on the way down down climbing all the boulders but still really fun!
Went with a group. we climbed Rainier then St,Helens. The crater rim was magnificent. the crater was still smoking. views were great. had snow the whole ascent. One of my favorites..Jim W
Great day on the mountain although we were in a fog much of the way. Didn't get to see any views on summit
great day, the wind changed direction and cleared the wildfire smoke out that covered the area the day prior..fun times all around!
Adam and I did this in conjunction with nearby Goat Mtn. Trip Report.
Camped at about 7000' on the way up - great trip.
Memorable time gaining the summit, my first Cascade volcano, and this one before it blew its top off 2.5 years later.
Did Monitor Ridge in August 2010 and Worm Flows in April or May 2011. Both nice climbs. Very unique summit view. When else have I stared into the steaming mouth of an active volcano?
We left about 6am to climb the mountain. It was easy compared to Mt.Adams a few days earlier. The climb was more rocky than I expected. But was not too bad as I climbed it running shoes and did not bother putting on my boots. We passed about 4 climbing parties and were the first to summit and had the summit to ourselves for 20 minutes before other climbers showed up.
Lucked into permits on a Wednesday morning between Baker and Adams climbs, so put Adams on hold for this! Pretty straight-forward route, but it was a little toasty on the initial push above treeline.
Very overcast day, no crater view. Lots of rain. But fun! A nice, easy outing for my first solo climb. Used poles the entire way, axe stayed on my pack. Put on crampons about halfway from treeline.
w/ Ben and Jeremy and a homebrew on top. awesome cloud formations in the crater.
summit on day 4 after 3 day circumnavigation on Loowit trail!