Ascent of Mount Rainier on 2014-07-05

Climber: Caleb Morris

Others in Party:Troy Baker
Michael Wanberg
Date:Saturday, July 5, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Rainier
    Elevation:14411 ft / 4392 m

Ascent Trip Report

Emmons Glacier route via White River Campground and Inter Glacier. Day one hike to inter glacier and camp, day two move up to Emmons Flat, day three climb, and day 4 hike out. Weather was wonderful other than climb day, when it rained down low, and snowed up high. Lots of deep slushy snow, and not much need for crampons until 11k feet or so, although we wore them pretty much anytime above Schurman for safety. Big crevasses opening up all over the route. Thanks to Michael Wanberg who did a great job of getting all the nuts and bolts of the trip figured out, and provided all the logistics and permitting.
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Michael Wanberg, a friend of his, and myself on summit inside Lenticular cloud around 8:30am. (2014-07-05). Photo by Caleb Morris.
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Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:10500 ft / 3200 m
    Distance:14 mi / 22.5 km
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Very Windy, White-out
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:10500 ft / 3200 m
    Extra Loss:400 ft / 121 m
    Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Route:Emmons Glacier
    Trailhead:White River Campground  4311 ft / 1313 m
    Time Up:3 Days 
Descent Statistics
    Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Time Down:5 Hours 

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