Ascent to Mount Rainier-11,200 on 2011-08-05
|Date:||Friday, August 5, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
|Point Reached:||Mount Rainier - 11,200|
| Elevation:||14410 ft / 4392 m|
| Remaining Elevation:||1 ft / 0 m (0% left to go)|
Ascent Trip ReportI couldn't have asked for better weather, I was in shape and trained, had the gear all ready. The elevation got me!! I found on the ascent between Camp Muir and Ingraham Flats that I was stumbling, swaying, my balance totally gone and just catching myself with my ice axe. By the time we got to that break I had nothing left. My muscles just weren't getting enough oxygen. I was pressure breathing and rest-stepping, but just didn't help me enough. I made the call that I would not be an asset to my team if I went on, but was happy with my climb anyway! The views, the experience, the physical challenge, the sunrise from Muir... mind-blowing and soul-moving! Incredible.
|Summary Total Data|
| Quality:||10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Scramble, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles, Guide, Hut Camp|
| Weather:||crystal clear, barely any wind|
| Trailhead:||Paradise |
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