Paradise Glacier


Glacier Ski/Snowboard - Paradise Glacier

Simple ski on the glacier. Plan to climb up to Muir then descend down glacier, ideally to 4th crossing.

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  • M2G Advanced Glacier Ski
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 10,000 ft

Will meet at Longmire lot at 730 am. Goal is to be on trail by 9am.

Will decide whether to go the dog route to Muir or climb the glacier based on reports, weather and teeming hordes.

First choice goes to students in this year’s foothills bc ski course.

05.03.21: I will not be thinking about this trip until it opens for registration. Please hold off on contacting me for permission until then. I will post here when I'm ready to consider people.


Paradise Glacier

  • USGS Mt Rainier East

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Boots, skis/snowboard, poles
  • Climbing skins (or other method to travel uphill on snow)
  • ski crampons
  • 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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