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Mountaineers Irish Cabin Peaks

Showing Anne Whitney's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (24 out of 24, or 100%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 6) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.Arthur Peak5465Mount Rainier West Foothills3051995-09-16
2.Bearhead Mountain6089Mount Rainier North Foothills11291995-10-07
2.Bearhead Mountain-East Peak6041Mount Rainier North Foothills2811995-10-07
4.Fay Peak6492Mount Rainier West Foothills921995-10-14
5.Florence Peak5508Mount Rainier West Foothills3481995-11-18
6.First Mother Mountain6480Mount Rainier West Foothills2801996-09-22
6.Castle Peak6120Mount Rainier West Foothills1601996-09-22
8.Observation Rock8364Mount Rainier Massif2441996-09-28
8.Echo Rock7870Mount Rainier Massif1901996-09-28
10.Mount Pleasant6454Mount Rainier West Foothills1741996-10-05
10.Hessong Rock6385Mount Rainier West Foothills1851996-10-05
10.Tolmie Peak5920Mount Rainier West Foothills7601996-10-05
13.Gove Peak5310Mount Rainier West Foothills301999-09-25
14.Third Mother Mountain5804Mount Rainier West Foothills2442000-09-04
15.Second Mother Mountain6375Mount Rainier West Foothills4152001-07-22
16.Crescent Mountain6715Mount Rainier North Foothills2752001-08-04
16.Tyee Peak6000Mount Rainier North Foothills402001-08-04
18.Old Desolate7137Mount Rainier North Foothills10172001-08-11
18.Mineral Mountain6500Mount Rainier North Foothills1002001-08-11
20.Sluiskin Mountain-The Chief7026Mount Rainier North Foothills9062001-09-15
20.Sluiskin Mountain-The Squaw6960Mount Rainier North Foothills4002001-09-15
22.Pitcher Mountain5941Mount Rainier North Foothills10212001-09-29
23.Redstone Peak5680Mount Rainier North Foothills2402001-10-06
24.Old Baldy Mountain5796Mount Rainier North Foothills7562001-10-14

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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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