Route Conditions & Weather great on Rainier!

The recent high pressure in the north west has made for great weather on our recent summit climbs. The Rainier Emmons, Kautz & Muir routes all saw summits last week as a result of great route conditions, perfect weather, and strong climbers! Our last Emmons climb will depart tomorrow for Rainier, while the Kautz is wrapped up for the season. Our Muir climbs will continue to launch every other day until late September. With the still high levels of snow on Rainier we hope for continued high pressure through August & September, allowing us more great views from the top of Washington’s highest peak!


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