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Ascent of Mount Rainier on 2017-06-28

Climber: Trent Holmes

Others in Party:Can't Find ClimberID br>Steve Raber
Date:Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Rainier
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:14411 ft / 4392 m

Ascent Trip Report

We 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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