Taking advantage of a tremendous weather window and a psyched crew of climbers, we decided to get things started early and began climbing at 8:20am this morning from Camp Muir. The route was long, but we were up to it, standing atop Columbia Crest at 3:05pm today.
Everyone is now in bed at Ingraham Flats, looking forward to a full night’s rest and an early departure tomorrow.
Photos: Devin Bishop
AAI Lead Guide Patrick Chu just checked in from Hogsback Camp on Mount Baker after a successful summit bid. They left camp at 6:30AM, were on the summit around 12:30PM, and were back in camp at 4:00PM. Everyone is doing great! The team also ran into another Alpine Ascents group on the summit. AAI Guide Micah Lewkowitz and his team climbed the North Ridge of Baker and summited about 20 minutes after Patrick and his crew. So much sending!
Change of venue: we switched to Mount Rainier today. Weather was great ascending the Muir Snowfield and the team was strong – arriving at Camp Muir in an astounding four hours, fifty minutes. Strong work!
Tomorrow we’ll move to high camp at Ingraham Flats and see what the Mountain gives us from there.
Photo: Devin Bishop
Our team just checked in from high camp after a successful summit bid. 100% of climbers and guides made it to the top. Congratulations team!
I can’t remember the last time I had this much fun! Amazing expedition with a brilliant group of people. The quality of this expedition was second to none. Coming from Australia I could have chosen a company closer to home, but I’m glad I didn’t.