Ascent to Mount Rainier-Nisqually Basin on 1997-03-29
|Others in Party:||Glenn Morrison|
|Date:||Saturday, March 29, 1997|
|Ascent Type:||No Summit Goal|
|Point Reached:||Mount Rainier - Nisqually Basin|
| Elevation:||6900 ft / 2103 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWe started at Paradise and skinned up to Panorama Point, where we hit a white-out so decided to retreat. So instead we climbed over Glacier Vista and up into the Nisqually Glacier trench, where we got to almost 7000 feet. From there, we skied all the way down the Nisqually Glacier to the road bridge, where we had left a car. It was nice to get the extra 1500' of ski descent.
There were four of us on the trip, each with a different gear set-up: Glenn had Telemark skis, Scott a snowboard, my girlfriend used standard downhill gear I carried uphill for her, and I was on Alpine-touring gear.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1840 ft / 560 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||3347 ft / 1019 m|
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Snow on Ground|
| Gear Used:||Skis, Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Cool, Windy, Low Clouds|
| Gain on way in:||1840 ft / 560 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 1480 ft / 451 m; Extra: 360 ft / 109m|
| Loss on way in:||360 ft / 109 m|
| Start Trailhead:||Paradise 5420 ft / 1652 m|
| Loss on way out:||2987 ft / 910 m|
| End Trailhead:||Nisqually Bridge 3913 ft / 1192 m|
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