Paradise Glacier


Glacier Ski/Snowboard - Paradise Glacier

Trip to a tamer glacier intended for skiers who maybe haven't been on a glacier before.

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  • M2G Mountain 2 Glacier Ski
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 10,000 ft

We shall meet at Longmire at 8am to coordinate moving up to Paradise.

This trip is intended to be an educational trip for skiers who haven't been on a glacier before and have completed the Foothills Glacier Skiing/Crevasse Rescue class. Depending on conditions we will ascend either the glacier directly or the Muir snowfield then access the glacier. Route-finding and feature identification will be part of this trip. This glacier is a pretty tame one so its a good place to get some initial experience before skiing more complex systems.

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Paradise Glacier

  • USGS Mt Rainier East

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Boots, skis/snowboard, poles
  • Climbing skins (or other method to travel uphill on snow)
  • Avalanche shovel (mental blade)
  • Avalanche beacon
  • Avalanche probe

Glacier climbing gear:

  • Seat harness
  • Rescue pulley
  • Webbing and carabiners
  • Pickets or other anchor device
  • Rope
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