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Mountaineers Irish Cabin Peaks

Showing John Gilbert's most recent ascent dates for climbed peaks (19 out of 24, or 79.17%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 6) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.Hessong Rock6385Mount Rainier West Foothills1851991-09-01 a
2.Mount Pleasant6454Mount Rainier West Foothills1741991-09-01 b
3.Fay Peak6492Mount Rainier West Foothills921991-09-01 c
4.Echo Rock7870Mount Rainier Massif1902004-07-11 a
5.Observation Rock8364Mount Rainier Massif2442004-07-11 b
6.Second Mother Mountain6375Mount Rainier West Foothills4152006-08-26 a
7.Third Mother Mountain5804Mount Rainier West Foothills2442006-08-26 b
8.Redstone Peak5680Mount Rainier North Foothills2402009-08-15
9.Tolmie Peak5920Mount Rainier West Foothills7602013-08-01
10.Old Desolate7137Mount Rainier North Foothills10172015-07-12
11.Castle Peak6120Mount Rainier West Foothills1602015-08-08 a
12.First Mother Mountain6480Mount Rainier West Foothills2802015-08-08 b
13.Mineral Mountain6500Mount Rainier North Foothills1002016-08-13
14.Bearhead Mountain-East Peak6041Mount Rainier North Foothills2812016-08-16 a
15.Bearhead Mountain6089Mount Rainier North Foothills11292016-08-16 b
16.Gove Peak5310Mount Rainier West Foothills302017-05-27
17.Crescent Mountain6715Mount Rainier North Foothills2752017-07-08
18.Old Baldy Mountain5796Mount Rainier North Foothills7562017-09-09
19.Arthur Peak5465Mount Rainier West Foothills3052017-10-14
 Sluiskin Mountain-The Chief7026Mount Rainier North Foothills906 
 Sluiskin Mountain-The Squaw6960Mount Rainier North Foothills400 
 Tyee Peak6000Mount Rainier North Foothills40 
 Pitcher Mountain5941Mount Rainier North Foothills1021 
 Florence Peak5508Mount Rainier West Foothills348 

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List Description

The Irish Cabin was a Mountaineers Lodge on the Mowich Lake Road, just inside Mount Rainier National Park. It was torn down in 1978, but it's site is still used as a meeting point for the Tacoma Mountaineers. The cabin was a base for hikes and climbs in the north and west foothills of Mount Ranier, and the 24 peaks on this list are all relatively low summits in the great shadow of "The Mountain".

You can earn the first Irish Cabin Peaks Pin by climbing any 12 peaks on this list, and the second pin by climbing the remaining 12. While none of these summits are mountaineering objectives on the order of Mount Rainier itself, most of them are moderately challenging scrambles into alpine terrain. Views of Mount Rainier from all of these summits are suberb, as you have a front-row seat to the exceptionally impressive northern flanks of the greatest single peak in the United States outside Alaska.


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