9/26 Mount Rainier Summit Climb: Victorious!

Guide Brent Langlinais here, happy to report that our 3-day Muir team is back in high camp after an incredible end of the season Rainier summit.  The temps were chilly but the sky was clear, the moon was full, and our small summit team is thrilled we stood on the tippy top, greeted by a glorious sunrise. Snow storms from the last few weeks have left firm consolidated snow and a direct route which is safer and faster than we have seen in months. Hiking down now for much deserved burger and beer!

Don’t worry, the did not take the route iteration with this scary ladder. 
This is the way they DIDN’T Go! 

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