7/5 3-Day Muir Summit Climb: Foiled by High Winds!

AAI Lead Guide Brien Sheedy just checked in from Camp Muir after a thwarted summit attempt.  The team turned just around high break due to sustained high winds of 45 mph.  They have it their best shot, but Rainier’s notoriously fickle weather won out in the end.  Even though they didn’t reach the tippy top, the team had a grand adventure and left in high spirits.  You don’t get knocked down by the wind every day!

Rainier/Cascades BLOG


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    Greeting follow climbers! Summer has arrived to the Pacific Northwest! With the recent long periods of sunny weather, teams all over the state have been climbing and getting out enjoying the mountains. Teams have been reaching the top of peaks across the region, from deep in the North Cascades to alpine rock routes to Mt […]


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