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Ascent to Mount Rainier-Top of Catherdral Gap on 2011-05-31

Climber: Nicholas Stech

Others in Party:Angel + 7 others in party (3 guides
4 clients)
Date:Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Mount Rainier - Top of Catherdral Gap
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:10800 ft / 3291 m
    Remaining Elevation:3611 ft / 1101 m (15% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Poor weather. Snowed throughout the day, creating avalanche conditions on the upper route between Muir and the Ingraham glacier. Fog conditions created additional route finding issues. Additionally, a snowbridge on the Ingraham Direct route had collapsed, and no established route existed while our party was attempting to ascend the Ingraham route.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles, Guide, Hut Camp, Tent Camp



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