10-day climbers waiting a day for summit push

The July 9-18 mountaineering course climbers had 100% summit success on Mt. Baker, and are working on keeping a perfect record with their attempt of the Kautz route on Mt. Rainier.

The team is taking a rest/ weather day at the base of the Wilson glacier today. High winds have been reported on the upper mountain and the guides decided to hold tight until tomorrow before moving up and making a summit attempt in the early hours on Wednesday morning. The group is doing well, with Danny Ozment and Dennis Haskell having joined Sam Hennessey and Lead guide Matt Hegeman for the summit bid.

The forecast calls for improving weather by Wednesday, and we wish the team all the best for summit day.


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