Ascent of Mount Rainier on 2017-06-28
|Others in Party:||Can't Find ClimberID br>Steve Raber|
|Date:||Wednesday, June 28, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||14411 ft / 4392 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWe took the Emmons-Winthrop Glacier Route, starting at White River Trailhead. Climbed 5000' on 26 June 2017 all the way to Camp Schurman. Practiced crevasse rescue the next day near the camp, went to bed early, then got up at midnight to summit. Made it to the top in just over 6 hours. It was windy all morning with winds from 20 to 40 mph; estimated 50 mph right at the summit (Columbia Crest). Spent about 4 hours at the top since the weather was to nice and explored and ice cave in the crater. Hiked back to Camp Schurman, relaxed, spent the night, then hiked back down on the 29th. Hardest climb I've ever done, but worth it for the beauty of the mountain we witnessed, especially the volcanic features in the crater at the top.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||10011 ft / 3051 m|
| Route:||Emmons-Winthrop Glacier|
| Trailhead:||White River Trailhead 4400 ft / 1341 m|
| Quality:||10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Tent Camp|
| Nights Spent:||3 nights away from roads|
| Weather:||Clear, but windy|
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