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Ascent of Mount Rainier on 1992-07-20

Climber: Austin Smith

Date:Monday, July 20, 1992
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Rainier
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:14411 ft / 4392 m

Ascent Trip Report

Ironically this was my first peak (well maybe second or third in my life). I mean, christ I didn't even know what a posthole was back then. I met a few guys from the Cle Elum ranger district trail crew at The Brick in Roslyn. We all went cragging at Tieton the following week. They were talking about going up Rainier and I asked if I could go along. They asked "you've got glacier experience, right?". I replied no. "Well, you've been on snow haven't you?". Of course I thought, it snows in Boston every winter.

The following week. I was part of a group that had no business being on that mountain. We made it up and down the Emmons Glacier without incident, but oh it could have been ugly.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Glacier Climb



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