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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    An ice axe is a critical piece of mountain equipment. Not only does it need to be suited for the terrain you will be encountering on a given peak, but it also needs to be sized correctly. As with most gear, the array of choices can be overwhelming, so we are going to break down […]

  • Two silhouettes clink beverages in the early morning in view of the Andes Mountains.

    Expedition Mindset: When “Showing Up” Means More than Physically Arriving

    The anticipation and physical preparation have been exhausting. The iron has been pumped. You have been ripping up stair sets for breakfast. Every precious ounce of your kit is honed. But have you stretched your expedition mindset? An expedition is much more than the physical climb of a single mountain. For several weeks you will […]

  • Tents near Denali Base Camp.

    What to Expect: Denali Expeditions

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