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6/25 day one emmons climb 

Meeting in Seattle at 630 we set off for Mt Rainier. Of course we had to make a pit stop at Charlie’s diner for some much needed last minute calories. With heavy packs loaded with eggs, sausages, bacon gaucamole and many more goodies we trudged in 70 degree weather. Now we sleep near the inter glacier and move to Camp shurman tomorrow!

Photo: Connor Chilcott

6/23/17 3 day Muir climb

The Crew is spyhched today as we had incredible views from camp Muir, and now high camp on the Ingraham glacier. 

The weather and route conditions look favorable for our summit bid tomorrow. ☀️😎

Thanks for following our progress, and hopefully we’ll have some nice photos on the summit to share with ya’ll soon!

June 22 Baker Climb: Day one

Everyone is in bed after enjoying a warm and sunny day climbing to Portal Camp on the south side of Baker. The guides built a spectacular snow kitchen and we enjoyed a magnificent sunset over dinner. Looking forward to snow skills tomorrow!

The team in action on Baker

Now that’s a snow kitchen!

With a view!

Photos: Devin Bishop

June 16th 8-Day Mountaineering Course: Summitted Mount Rainier!

Alpine Ascents lead guide Stuart Robertson just reported that the 8-Day Mountaineering Course just completed a summit of Mt. Rainier! They’ll now be headed back down to rejoin us in Seattle. Congratulations, team!

06/17/2017 3DM

Hi all, 

The team had some exciting weather on our assent to Muir yesterday, with some sideways snow and light rain last night. Today we were blessed with a sunny afternoon for our snow school, and the team are heading to bed with a full belly of chicken burgers!


We’ll do our best to summit tomorrow morning. Wish us luck, and hopefully we’ll have some good news for ya’ll.


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