Ascent of Mount Rainier in 1979-06

Climber: Peter Krystad

Date:June, 1979
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Rainier
    Elevation:14411 ft / 4392 m

Ascent Trip Report

Boy Scout of America High Adventure Program operated out of Camp Shepard. Camps on the lower Winthrop after crossing the ridge from Glacier Basin, at Sherman, at 12,500' on the Emmons, and in the summit crater the final night. Party of ~12, all BSA guides except me.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:10000 ft / 3048 m
    Total Elevation Loss:8000 ft / 2438 m
    Route Conditions:
Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Tent Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:10000 ft / 3048 m
    Route:Glacier Basin/Lower Winthrop/Emmons
    Start Trailhead:White River Trailhead  4411 ft / 1344 m
    Time:5 Days 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:8000 ft / 2438 m
    Route:Disappointment Cleaver
    End Trailhead:Paradise  6411 ft / 1954 m

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