Ascent to Mount Rainier-Nisqually Glacier on 1997-02-08
|Others in Party:||Glenn Morrison|
|Date:||Saturday, February 8, 1997|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
|Point Reached:||Mount Rainier - Nisqually Glacier|
| Elevation:||8500 ft / 2590 m|
| Remaining Elevation:||5911 ft / 1802 m (64% left to go)|
Ascent Trip ReportThe snow was nasty breakable crust that even skis broke through. It was probably the most difficult surface for travel in the mountains that I have ever encountered. We postholed up the Nisqually Glacier and set up camp at 8500 feet, too low for a summit attempt. The next morning we were cold and tired and just decided to sleep in instead of going higher. This trip was good preparation for our upcoming Denali trips, though.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||3652 ft / 1112 m|
| Extra Gain:||286 ft / 87 m|
| Route:||Nisqually Glacier|
| Trailhead:||Paradise 5420 ft / 1652 m|
| Quality:||4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Snow on Ground, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe, Rope, Skis, Ski Poles, Tent Camp|
| Weather:||Frigid, Calm, Clear|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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