Ascent to Paradise Park on 1991-08-29
|Others in Party:||RMI Group of 25|
|Date:||Thursday, August 29, 1991|
|Ascent Type:||No Summit Goal|
| Elevation:||1859 m / 6100 ft|
Ascent Trip ReportThis was my one-day RMI training class prior to a guided ascent of Mount Rainier. Our large group first hiked uphill at a blistering pace to test our aerobic capacity, then went through drills for roping up, self arrest, the rest step, and other skills.
This was the first time I ever wore crampons in my life, and my first time roped up on snowy terrain. I may have had rudimentary ice-axe instruction in 1989 (I don't remember) but this was certainly my first serious use of the tool.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||207 m / 680 ft|
| Trailhead:||Paradise 1652 m / 5420 ft|
| Route Conditions:||Snow on Ground|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Guide|
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