Thursday, September 13, 2012
11 summit safely and back to high camp
Doing well. Beautiful day and had the upper mountain to ourselves. September
does not get any better. Stu
Saturday, September 8, 2012
All is well at Ingraham flats . Just had a pasta dinner ,summit talk and
getting ready for some rest before starting in the early hours. Ready to rock
and roll and give it our best. Hoping the adverse weather forecast does not
come to fruition. Stu
Friday, September 7, 2012
3-day team successfully summits!
Guide Devin Bishop called in to say the team is heading back down to Paradise
from Camp Muir after a gorgeous, stunning, windless summit! The group will
enjoy a celebration meal on the way back to Seattle this evening.
Congratulations to the successful climbers.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
3-day Rainier all at Muir
The Sept. 5-7 3-day climbers all reached Camp Muir yesterday and enjoyed
beautiful views from 10,000 feet. This morning the team will work on crampon
use, rope-team travel, and self-arrest practice before moving up to Ingraham
Flats. The forecast calls for sunny skies and relatively mild winds on the
upper mountain for the next few days, and we wish the team the best on their
Posted by alpineascents at 8:40 AM Wednesday, September 5, 2012
13-day course checks in
The August 25-Sept.6th 13-day course folks are having a great time and
enjoying beautiful late-summer weather. Michael Horst called to check in
yesterday, and said that they have been 100% successful on everything they've
attempted to climb, including Mt. Shuksan during the early part of the course,
as well as Cutthroat Peak, Liberty Bell, and the South Early Winter Spire. The
group is now spending the remaining days back in the North Cascades, with a
plan to attempt Sahale Peak via the Sahale Arm. Best of luck to the team on
their final objective of the course!
Posted by alpineascents at 11:15 AM Summit!
We had a great summit day yesterday!!
Incredible sunset from 14410 feet. Everyone doing good and headed to the car
park after fuelin' up on coffee at camp Muir.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Everyone doing good up here at Muir. Stellar late season conditions. Planning
an afternoon summit today!
Friday, August 31, 2012
Eat well to climb well. Guides Nick, Sam, and Dylan prepare a feast of bacon,
eggs, and blueberry pancakes to power the team through snow school and up to
high camp. The weather is terrific and we are excited to move up the mountain.
Aug. 28-30 3-day Climb
The 3-day team had surprisingly fantastic weather, unlike what the weather
forecast predicted! The team enjoyed great views during the training day at
Camp Muir before moving up to Ingraham Flats. Three climbers made the summit,
with lighter winds than expected at the top. All are safely down and headed
back to Seattle.
August 26-28 Rainier Team
The team has successfully moved to high camp with everyone feeling strong and
is currently resting up for a summit bid early tomorrow morning. High winds
are forecasted, but right now, we're enjoying sunny skies and only a light
breeze. We'll see what tomorrow brings!
August 26 Rainier Trip at CampMuir
All our group arrived and had a great burrito meal! Thank you Dylan. We
witnessed a beautiful lenticular cloud as we hiked up which dissipated as we
got up to Camp Muir. It's still a bit breezy up here, but we are looking
forward the move to The Flats, our high camp.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
6-day course enjoying Mt. Shuksan
Eitan Green called in to say he and Matt Nightengale are having a great time
with the group on the Aug. 19-24 6-day course. They are up on Mt. Shuksan
practicing crampon technique, movement on a rope team on glaciated terrain,
crevasse rescue, knots, and other skills that will enable them to safely
attempt Mt. Shuksan before the end of the course.
Aug. 20-22 3DM Summits!
Dave Heinbach just checked in after a successful summit climb on the
Disappointment Cleaver route. He says they had a fun wind event at high camp
last night, but things calmed down and they were able to climb in fairly calm
conditions. The team is heading out and will be back in Seattle this evening.
August 18-20 Muir
Three teams topped out on the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. Light
wind, cooler temps and a beautiful sunrise met the climbers.
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