Tag: Mount Rainier

July 29 Emmons Climb: Day One

Suuuuper warm day. We managed to survive the heat on our hike up to and through Glacier Basin and beyond. Now we’re securely ensconced at camp on the Inter Glacier at 7,800 feet. Everyone is in good spirits after a healthy dinner of super ramen and enjoying the evening light. Looking forward to a day […]

7/4 10-Day Course: Summit Success!

AAI Lead Guide Kieran Sullivan just checked in from high camp on the Kautz. 100% of the remaining students on the course summitted Rainier via the Kautz early this morning. It was a great climb with fantastic weather. Nice!

7/4 10-Day Course: On to the Kautz!

Our 7/4 10-Day Course swung back through Seattle after 6 days training on Baker to rest and resupply before heading up on the Kautz tomorrow. Here are some photos from the first part of the course…

7/1 9-Day Course: Rainier Summit Success!

Everyone stood on the summit of Rainier yesterday afternoon. A strong effort by all involved. After a nice sleep at high camp, we descended to Muir for breakfast this morning. Everyone is headed down the snowfield to the van and looking forward to liba…

7/1 9-Day Course at Camp Muir!

Started the Rainier portion of the course today. We had stellar traveling conditions up the snowfield to Muir today, arriving at 2:30pm. Folks just finished a tasty burrito dinner and have headed to bed, dreaming of adventures to come tomorrow. Ciao, D…

6/25 10-Day Course Transitions to Rainier

We’re now all camped on the Wilson Flats, going to bed after a Mac and Cheese dinner and the group is doing really well. View the location or send a reply to Paul Koubek: https://inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=60890613-8cbc-474c-b811-6e20d845af61&adr=joxo740yojo%40post.wordpress.com Paul Koubek sent this message from: Lat 46.816564 Lon -121.748922 Do not reply directly to this message. This message was […]

June 23 Baker Climb: Day One

Strong effort by everyone today – made it to base camp at 6,200 feet in less five hours. On the way, we enjoyed the usual visibility that Baker provides. Now we’re ensconced in camp and enjoying dinner. The views have improved as well. Looking forward to a day of mountain skills tomorrow and further adventure. […]

June 21 3DM Summits

All 7 climbers made the summit of Rainier today! A bit windy but beautiful above the clouds. Everyone is very happy and looking forward to some much deserved rest!
-Seth Timpano

June 21 3DM Rainier

Hello! Our team climbing Rainier via the Disappointment Clever Route made it too Basecamp in good style today. After spending the first hour in the clouds we popped out to a spectacular scene: Mount Rainier in all its glory! The team is now relaxing and about to enjoy a great chicken burrito dinner. We will […]

6/13 10-Day Course: High Camp on Rainier



  • Guide Trip Report: Denali Traverse

    by Sam Hennessey Climbing in the Alaska Range in late spring sometimes feels like stepping into another world. The endless daylight, and the sheer contrast of Denali towering over the rest of the state gives it an atmosphere like no other. For the last decade, Michael Gardner and I have stared down from the upper […]

  • Epic Climbs That Might Not Be on Your Radar

    ‘Twas the night before Rainier dates were released, when all through the land Many a climber was stirring, contemplating high altitude plans so grand Their crampons were placed in the gear bin with care In hopes to use them on Rainier in weather so fair My timer was set for the exact release time To […]

  • Dear Alpine Ascents: Backcountry Quilts

    Hey Alpine, I’m headed out to Washington in mid-September for a 6-day course (stoked) and I’ve been hearing a lot of great things about backcountry quilts.  Apparently all the cool-kid alpinists are using them.  Can I bring one on my course? Sincerely, Steve House in Training  Hi Steve House in Training, Thanks for reaching out […]

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