Intermediate Glacier Travel Field Trip

Field trip: Intermediate Glacier Travel

Intermediate Glacier Travel Field Trip - Mount Rainier Lower Nisqually Glacier

Glacier travel and winter mountaineering overnight trip at Mount Rainier. Emergency shelters, glacier travel, crevasse rescue and avalanche safety.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Basic Glacier Climb, Intermediate Ice Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft

Longmire  at 0830 for  check-in and registration with the park.  Gate to Paradise should open at 0900 and we will want to be on the road immediately thereafter.

Covid-19 precautions will be in effect. This likely means your own tent. We will build one snow cave so we all have done it. Weather has to be "good enough" to do the trip so we will adjust schedule as necessary.


Mount Rainier Lower Nisqually Glacier

  • USGS Mt Rainier East

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Green Trails Paradise No. 270S

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

Required Equipment

  • 2 Pickets
  • Climbing harness
  • Enough climbing gear to execute a crevasse rescue by yourself
  • Avalanche Gear (beacon, shovel, probe)
  • Crampons
  • Flotation will likely be required - snowshoes unless all are backcountry skiers - we will travel together
  • Warm winter sleeping bag
  • Four season tent
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