Tag: Mountaineering School

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…

7/1 9-Day Course Summits Mount Baker!

Cruiser summit day today – the students on our 9-Day Course put their skills to the test and found themselves up to the challenge of Mount Baker. We stood on the summit at 12:15 this afternoon and arrived safely back in camp by 3pm. Everyone is enjoying a well deserved nap now. 🙂 Next up, […]

7/1 9-Day Course: Day 3

Life is good on the north side of Baker. Folks are doing well and enjoying the mountain ambience. We’ve had variable weather at times: snow, sleet, rain, fog and occasionally sun. Today things have turned for the better and we got a lot of skills covered: knots, prusiks, ropes, snow anchors, crack rescue techniques. Tomorrow […]

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 […]

6/25 10-Day Course: Mount Baker Summit!

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6/25 10-Day Course: Crushes Crack Rescue

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6/25 10-Day Course: Day 3 Ice Climbing

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6/25 10-Day Course: Day 2 Ropes and Knots

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6/25 10-Day Course: Day 1

After gear check the 6/25 10-day course made good time on their hike up to the Heliotrope Ridge camp on Mt Baker – all’s well! View the location or send a reply to Paul Koubek: https://inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=3bc86082-d054-45a7-860c-2394a18c64f9&adr=joxo740yojo%40post.wordpress.com Paul Koubek sent this message from: Lat 48.788223 Lon -121.868269 Do not reply directly to this message. This message […]

Rainier/Cascades BLOG

  • CASCADES CONDITIONS REPORT 6/19/24

    Greeting follow climbers! This past week has showcased truly classic Pacific Northwest weather with a mixture of sunshine and rain showers (or snow showers in the mountains).  When the weather has allowed teams have been reaching the summit of peaks from the southern part of Washington (Mt Adams) to the northern part of the state […]

  • CASCADES CONDITIONS REPORT 6/12/2024

    Greeting follow climbers! Summer has arrived to the Pacific Northwest! With the recent long periods of sunny weather, teams all over the state have been climbing and getting out enjoying the mountains. Teams have been reaching the top of peaks across the region, from deep in the North Cascades to alpine rock routes to Mt […]

  • CASCADES CONDITIONS REPORT 6/05/24

    Greetings follow climbers! Sunny skies have returned in the PNW today (Wednesday, June 5th) after a several days of stormy weather.  Earlier this week, two stacked atmospheric rivers impacted Washington and the Cascades, heavily producing precipitation and strong winds across the state. The Paradise snotel site picked up over 4” of water and the snotel […]

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