Tag: Mount Rainier

5/8/19 3-Day Rainier Climb a Success!

Climbers from the May 8 3-day Mount Rainier climb enjoyed stunning weather and had a good time on their trip. This was everyone’s first experience with mountaineering and lots of new skills were learned. Great work team!

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5/10/19 3DM: Sunny Snowfield Picnic

5/6/19 3DM Climb: Day One

Very warm day on the Muir Snowfield today, but the views were tremendous. Everyone made a great effort to Camp Muir and is enjoying dinner and time off their feet.

Cheers,
Devin

First 3-Day Muir Climb of the 2019 Season!

The group had a great day getting up to Camp Muir yesterday! Strong work, great weather, and positive energy made for an awesome day! Now we are preparing to leave for Ingraham Flats, after a tasty breakfast!Talk to you soon!

8/20 3-Day Rainier Arrives at Camp Muir

The 8/20 3-Day Muir climb hiked up through wildfire smoke to arrive Camp Mir in 6 hours or less (5.5 hours for most of the group) I’ll attach a smokey photo of Mt Rainier. Paul Koubek

8/18 3-Day Rainier Climb

Hi Everyone,
The team climbed above the smoke and are having a pleasant warm and windless weather up here at Camp Muir. The team did great is anticipating some a hearty dinner and some rest!
-Seth Timpano

July 25th 10-Day Course – High Camp on Rainier!

Lead Guide Victor McNeil checked in via radio patch in the evening sunlight.  The group is safely dug into high camp near the Kautz Glacier, and are enjoying clear skies. They were fortunate to approach via Van Trump Park on Tuesday morning, avoiding the late-season conditions on the lower Nisqually Glacier, affording them the gorgeous […]

July 29 Emmons Climb: Summit Success!

We stood on top of Mount Rainier this morning at 11:30 after an adventurous ascent of the Emmons Glacier. The route had some challenges but we rose together to meet them in true style. Now we’re all regaling over our accomplishments at Camp Schurman while preparing dinner, looking forward to a well-deserved night’s rest. Ciao! […]

July 29 Emmons Climb: Day Two

After some snow school instruction following breakfast, we chugged our way up the Inter Glacier to Camp Schurman this afternoon. Wasn’t too hot which was perfect. Camp is now pitched and dinner on the boil. Planning on getting an early turn -in for a summit attempt tomorrow morning. The sky is thick with smoke from […]

7/25 10 Day Mountaineering Course

Hi folks this is Victor McNeil checking in with the 10 Day Course. We just spent the past 6 days on Mt Baker, covering crevasse Rescue, ice climbing, glacier travel, knots and a whole lot more. Yesterday the entire team summitted Mt Baker! We are heading back to Seattle and look forward to climbing Mt […]

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  • The Notebook: When should I climb Rainier?

    Alpine Ascents climbs Mount Rainier from May through September. We are often asked which dates to choose, so here we break down the merits of each month. Mount Rainier’s Climbing Season(s) Mount Rainier can be climbed year-round. For climbers willing to adventure, even the more challenging shoulder seasons can provide interesting climbing or skiing. A […]

  • Hardshells: Waterproof Pants & Jackets

    Why do we use full-zip hardshell pants for alpine climbing? What exactly are hardshells, anyway? What features are important in hardshell jackets or pants? Why is it important not to bring half or quarter-zip hardshell pants into the high mountains? Here we answer some common questions with a few anecdotes and a few unavoidable facts. […]

  • Food Planning for Mountaineering, Part 2: Breakdown

    Welcome to Part 2 of our Food Planning for Mountaineering blog series. This post will breakdown the mysteries of building a proper meal plan for backcountry travel. Whether you are headed out on an overnight trip or a week-long expedition, you should be able to pick up some helpful tips and meal ideas as we […]

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