Ascent of Mount Rainier on 2014-07-18

Climber: Jim Wick

Others in Party:Bob Hegman
Kim Hegman
Tim S
Tyler Reid
Alex Barber
Date:Friday, July 18, 2014
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Bus
Peak:Mount Rainier
    Elevation:12200 ft / 3718 m

Ascent Trip Report

Temperatures were above average all week. Climbed with my favorite guide company, RMI. Camped at Camp Muir before heading for the summit via the Disappointment Cleaver route. Left Camp Muir just before midnight with temps in the mid 50's; wore only a base layer. Winds picked up after ascending Catherdal Gap; as per forecast. Summit winds were to be moderate. I turned around at 12200 due to running out of gas. Guides were great as well as the great people I climbed with.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:7180 ft / 2187 m
    Extra Gain:200 ft / 60 m
    Round-Trip Distance:12.6 mi / 20.3 km
    Route:Disappointment Cleaver
    Trailhead:Paradise  5420 ft / 1652 m
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Exposed Scramble, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Guide, Hut Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:8 Hours 25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:5 Hours 40 Minutes

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