Ascent of Mount Rainier on 2010-08-05

Climber: Les Zollbrecht

Others in Party:Ken Pieh (DS)
Shoshon Tama-Sweet (DS)
Date:Thursday, August 5, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Rainier
    Elevation:14411 ft / 4392 m

Ascent Trip Report

Day 1: Hiked to Muir (6.5 hours)
Day 2: Snow practice
Day 3: Rest
Day 4: summit (left at 12:09 arrived at 9:42) Slow pace.
Day 5: Descent from Muir (2:45 minutes)

Clear weather overlooking smokey forest fires below. Poor views of other peaks. Could not even see Olympics.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:8911 ft / 2716 m
    Route:Disappointment Cleaver
    Trailhead:Paradise  5500 ft / 1676 m
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Exposed Scramble, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Tent Camp
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Low Clouds

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