Ascent to Mount Rainier-Southeast Crater Rim-Ingraham Flats on 2011-07-16

Climber: Kevin DeFields

Date:Saturday, July 16, 2011
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Mount Rainier-Southeast Crater Rim - Ingraham Flats
    Elevation:11300 ft / 3444 m
    Remaining Elevation:2900 ft / 884 m (33% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

This was the first of the 2011 Climb for Clean Air teams led by RMI. Ascended to Muir under partly cloudy skies. Throughout the night the wind continued to build. Left Camp Muir around 1am. As we ascended through Cathedral Gap, the wind continued to increase and mixed rain and snow started to fall. I turned back at the first break on Ingraham Flats along with several other climbers. The rest of the team continued on but eventually turned back as well at the top of Disappointment Cleaver.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:5900 ft / 1799 m
    Trailhead:Paradise  5400 ft / 1645 m
    Route Conditions:
Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Extremely Windy, Low Clouds

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