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Ascent of Mount Rainier on 2014-07-11

Climber: Mike Bowen

Date:Friday, July 11, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Rainier
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:14411 ft / 4392 m

Ascent Trip Report

First Mt Rainier summit attempt. Took the Muir -> DC route on a guided climb with IMG. Conditions were excellent and weather was fantastic. Was a bit windy at Ingraham Flats to the top on summit day, but it helped keep us cool as it was very warm.

Summit took 5 hours from Ingraham Flats to the top with stops at the top of the cleaver (12,300) and high break (13,500).
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:9000 ft / 2743 m
    Distance:16 mi / 25.7 km
    Route:Disappointment Cleaver
    Trailhead:Paradise  5411 ft / 1649 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles, Guide, Hut Camp, Tent Camp
    Weather:Hot, Windy
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:13 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:7 Hours 30 Minutes



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