Ascent of Mount Rainier on 2001-08-08

Climber: MB Hansen

Others in Party:John Williamson
Date:Wednesday, August 8, 2001
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Rainier
    Elevation:14411 ft / 4392 m

Ascent Trip Report

RMI guided ascent with good friend John Williamson. Disappointment Cleaver route. Weather was perfect for the 3 days on mountain. Had the wonderful? opportunity to attempt sleep in the loft of the RMI client hut at Camp Muir. Of the 24 climbers in our group, 6 gained the crater rim and 3 ventured on to the true summit; those being myself, John, and a young guy from Seattle who was on his third, and finally successful, attempt. He was ecstatic. So was I. Wished I had brought a Frisbee to play with in the open expanses of the crater. Yeah, the weather was that good. Contrary to the criticisms, I had a great experience with RMI. Our guides had the ability to identify and separate the climbers who had trained, prepared, and were serious about achieving a summit, from those poor impulsive souls who were simply there for amusement.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Guide, Hut Camp

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