Ascent of Mount Rainier on 2019-05-08

Climber: Fred Newman

Date:Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Rainier
    Elevation:14411 ft / 4392 m

Ascent Trip Report

Car to car trip in 14 hours. Left Paradise at 2 am, transitioned to boots at 10k in Fuhrer Finger. Summit in the clouds by 10 am. Stopped around 10:30 am in whiteout at 13.7k waiting for clearing. After almost an hour of waiting visibility improved to ~50 yards and GPS navigation to summit was possible though slow. Summit at 1 pm, skied to the Castle for 30 minute break, Paradise at 4 pm.
Summary Total Data
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Headlamp, Skis
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Fuhrer Finger
Descent Statistics

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