Mount Rainier/Emmons Glacier


Basic Glacier Climb - Mount Rainier/Emmons Glacier

Climb Mt. Rainier via the Emmons Route

  • Sat, Jul 8, 2017 — Mon, Jul 10, 2017
  • Kitsap Branch Climbing Program
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb, Strenuous 5, Technical 5
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 16.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 10,000 ft

Meet at the White River Ranger station at 7am.

Mentored climb for Jeff Kirkham.  Scheduled climb is for Kitsap students.  Contact Jeff Kirkham with questions. 

Each individual must pay the Climbing Cost Recovery Fee, $47 and send me the receipt as soon as possible --  I will need it for the permit. See the below website for information of the Mt. Rainier Climbing Fee.

Due to the strenuous difficulty of this route, climbers must have at least one previous glacier climb experience. 


Mount Rainier/Emmons Glacier

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • Crampons
  • An ice axe (not technical ice tools)
  • A back pack (40 to 60 liters)
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Rescue pulley
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Belay gloves
  • Warm gloves or mittens
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