AAI Lead Guide Jangbu Sherpa just checked in from Camp Muir after a successful climb this morning!
8/24 9-Day complete!
Posted on September 2, 2018
Here’s a photo of almost the entire 8/24 9-Day course standing on the summit of Mt Rainier this morning as we wrapped up a successful climb!
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8/24 9-Day Ready for Summit
Posted on August 31, 2018
The 8/24 9-Day course moved from Camp Muir to Ingraham Flats today, after spending the morning reviewing crevasse rescue skills. Weather looks good for tonight’s summit bid, and we are resting and getting ready. The team is well.
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8/24 9-Day moves to Camp Muir
Posted on August 31, 2018
The 8/24 9-Day course left Seattle, drove to Paradise and hiked up to Camp Muir today. All was executed in excellent style and it took the group 4.75 hours to hike the 4,300’ from Paradise to Muir – a good time, not too slow. Bodes well for our summit bid… Stay tuned and keep following our Cybercast.
It has been cloudy all day, but very little precip, so not bad. I’ll attach a current photo of Camp Muir – we’re in the clouds!
8/18 13-Day Course Concludes
Posted on August 30, 2018
We are wrapping up our 13 Day Course, with our grand finale in Boston Basin. This is one of my personal favorite Alpine climbing venues in the North Cascades. Our crew thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful views and variety of weather. Here’s some pics for your viewing pleasure.
Rainier/Cascades Blog Cybercasts Archives
Alpine Ascents provides family and friends the opportunity to follow our climbs as they proceed. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, we receive regular audio dispatches from the climbers and post them on our website. Not only does one feel the excitement of watching a team as it moves up the mountain, the archived cybercasts provide an excellent resource and learning tool when researching expeditions. Enjoy the show!
When summit morning arrives, it’s important to move efficiently through packing, preparation, and last but not least – breakfast! Mike Hawkins talks through a few of the foods we like to eat for quick fuel on alpine start mornings. Whether it’s midnight or 3:00am, these options are our go-to fast breakfasts.
While Alpine Ascents is fortunate to work with dozens of world-class guides and climbers, we are especially grateful to work with Dawa Yangzum Sherpa. Hailing from Nepal’s Rolwaling Himal, Dawa’s resume includes numerous 8000m ascents (Everest, Cho Oyu, K2), successful entries in high-altitude ultra-marathons, time spent as a climbing ranger on Mount Rainier, and instructorship […]
We are often asked what gear is necessary to climb Mount Rainier. If you’re curious to know what we use, check out this video, in which our Operations Manager Matt Miller talks through our entire gear list. Climb on!