Mount Rainier/Emmons Glacier


Basic Alpine Climb - Mount Rainier/Emmons Glacier

Mt Rainier/Emmons Glacier

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  • Sun, Jul 13, 2014 — Tue, Jul 15, 2014
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb, Strenuous 5, Technical 5
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Elevation Gain: 10,000 ft

8:00 AM at Ranger Station, Sunrise Park entrance

Original leader's notes got lost in the transition.

This climb is primarily for students from Jan's SIG. Everyone needs permission from the leader to sign up. Participants who sign up w/o permission will be removed from the roster. This is to increase the probability that the climb is a success. Thanks for your understanding.


**REMINDER** This climb is subject to the PRIORITY CLIMBS LIST. Please verify that your branch has priority for this climb.

Ascend 1,500' up the middle of the InterGlacier, bearing slightly SE to reach the glacier rim (9,000') at Camp Curtis. Do a traversing descent to the Emmons Glacier and ascend the Emmons to Camp Schurman (9,500') at the base of Steamboat Prow. Arrive early for good campsite (hut is for emergencies only). From Camp Schurman, follow a smooth snow slope called ñthe Corridorî slightly E, to about 12,000'. Here the glacier becomes heavily crevassed and offers many variations in routes to the crater rim. The usual routes go straight up and left, or bear right and across to the saddle between the true summit, Columbia Crest, and Liberty Cap. The actual summit (14,411') is on the far W side of the crater rim. The summit register is just below at a large boulder. This is a strenuous climb on a very large mountain. Excellent physicalconditioning is mandatory. A climbing fee is required.


Mount Rainier/Emmons Glacier

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