Mount Rainier / Cascades Blog

5/15 10-Day Course: 100% Summit Success on the Kautz

AAI Lead Guide David Gottlieb just checked in from Camp Hazard after a very successful summit bid. 100% of guides and students made it to the top of Rainier via the Kautz. Nice!

5/15/19 10-Day Course: Off to Rainier!

The 5/15 10-day course just returned from the north side of Mount Baker where everyone on the course summited Baker via the Coleman-Deming!   The team is back at the Seattle office to dry out, resupply their food, and grab some additional gear before heading to Mount Rainier to try their hand at the Kautz!

5/12/19 6-Day Course

AAI Lead Guide Stephen Williams just checked in from the South Side of Baker with an update on the 6-day mountaineering course.   Everyone is doing well!    The weather has been good and they are currently learning about snow anchors.

5/8/19 3-Day Rainier Climb a Success!

Climbers from the May 8 3-day Mount Rainier climb enjoyed stunning weather and had a good time on their trip. This was everyone’s first experience with mountaineering and lots of new skills were learned. Great work team!

-Alpine Ascents International Guide Matthew Wiech

Photos: Emilie Drinkwater and Matthew Wiech

5/10/19 3DM: Sunny Snowfield Picnic

I think one of the biggest strengths was having contingency days for our summit attempt.


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