Ascent to Mount Rainier-11,200 on 2011-08-05

Climber: Tina Sharp

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 Report

I 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
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