Mt. Rainier, Washington

Mt. Rainier, Washington

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Emmons/Winthrop Glaciers

The Emmons/Winthrop Glaciers route is Mount Rainier's least technical and second most popular climb. The climb is longer and physically more demanding than the most popular Ingraham Direct/Dissappointment Cleaver.
The climb requires good glacier navigations skills since climbers have to weave in and around immense crevasses.
Elevation gain is 10,000 feet.

Climbing images from Emmons/Winthrop route

ChipmunkGolden Mantle Ground Squirel
Glacier Basin, Mt. Rainier N.P.Glacier Basin
Inner Glacier, Mt. RainierInner Glacier
Just don t fall in...below Camp Schurman
Little TahomaLittle Tahoma
Sun coming up...Sunrise
Mt. Rainier
The CorridorThe Corridor
view of Mt. St. Helen from the topMt. St. Helen
it was cold...
Crater detailcrater detail
Volcanoactive volcano
Almost there...
Crater on the top of Rainier

Camp Shurman

At 9,460 feet, Camp Shurman is Rainier's second most popular high camp, after camp Muir. Camp Shurman has a ranger hut and outhouse (a huge advantage, otherwise you have to use blue bag system and take your waste of the mountain). There are great views of Little Tahoma, Washington's third peak.

above Camp ShurmanAbove the camp
Camp ShurmanDishwashing
Camp SchurmanRest at the ranger hut
Crowded conditionCrowded conditions
Camp SchurmanApproaching Camp Schurman

Emmons Flats

Emmons Flats - 9,800 feet - sits above Camp Schurman. The camp is entirely on the glacier, and those spending the night there must use the blue-bag waste disposal system (you can drop your waste at Camp Schurman in a special container). The glacier here is slightly sloped, so it is good to carry a shovel with you. We camped here since Camp Schurman was completely filled. You can enjoy a lot more solitude here. Water source - melting the glacier.

Emmons Flats
An REI ad?REI ad?
Camping at Emmons Flats
Emmons Flats
Emmons Flats
Private setting
Tent view
and more sunrise


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Augie Medina

Augie Medina - Jul 9, 2009 11:46 am - Voted 10/10

Will be there

this weekend to do Emmons Glacier route. Nice album and timely!

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jul 9, 2009 8:58 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Will be there

good luck on your climb!!! Sleep at Camp Shurman if possible. Emmons Flats is really an empty sloped glacier, and you have to use the blue bag system for your waste and carry it down to camp Shurman.


Deltaoperator17 - Jul 14, 2009 2:52 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Will be there

How was it Augie?

Augie Medina

Augie Medina - Jul 18, 2009 3:49 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Will be there

Got shut down by weather on Monday July 12. The storm kept getting worse as we climbed. My rope team turned around at 11,500 and our second rope team got to about 13,000 before they had no choice but to return. Wind, icicles crashing down, and white-out conditions. Not good for seeing the crevasses! But needless to say, great experience. Our luck changed for the next objective. On Thursday we summited Mt. Shuksan in the Northern Cascades. Incomparable beauty.

Augie Medina

Augie Medina - Jul 18, 2009 3:51 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Will be there

We did stay at Shurman. Fantastic views. Didn't need to use blue bags until we got to our high camp on the Sulphide Glacier to climb Mt. Shuksan in the Northern Cascades. Most beautiful area I've ever seen.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jul 19, 2009 9:42 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Will be there

I hope that next time you will have a better weather. The weather can be so frustrating at times... Congratulations on Mt. Shuksan!

Augie Medina

Augie Medina - Jul 20, 2009 12:18 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Will be there

Thanks Liba.


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