Climbers train for ascent of Rainier!

We awoke this morning to beautiful weather, clear skies above the sea of clouds, & zero wind at camp Muir (10,080′). After a hearty breakfast, our team trains on the cowlitz glacier to learn self arrest with the ice axe, crampon technique, and rope travel. This afternoon we will climb to our high camp on the Ingraham Flats (11,000′) and prepare for an alpine start around 1 AM to ascend to the summit of Mt. Rainier. Wish us luck in our bid to climb Washington’s highest peak, known in Seattle simply as “The Mountain.”

-Garrett Madison, Rainier Guide

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