Ascent of Mount Rainier on 2019-08-31

Climber: David J. Rhude

Others in Party:David J. Rhude <2900>
Sandra Rhude
Joe Hoch - guide Rainier Mountaineering
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, August 31, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Rainier
    Elevation:14411 ft / 4392 m

Ascent Trip Report

Rainier Mountaineering, Inc (RMI) trip. day 1: gear check. day 2: snow school. day 3: climb from Paradise Visitor Center to Camp Muir. rest, eat, hydrate & get up about 10: 30 pm... start the climb over the Cowlitze Glacier about 11:30 pm in good conditions. breaks at Ingraham Flats & just above Disappointment Cleaver. two aluminum ladders to climb between rests 2 and 3. up to the volcano rim just after sunrise and across the x to the Columbia Crest, arriving about 6:30 am. skies mostly clear with good visibility but winds building the last few hours such that it's blowing about 50 knots on the summit. decent wind chill... maybe -15 degree F I quess. quick touch and go of the summit and down we go. windy but still clear. I go quite slowly and carefully on the way down. about one hour break at Camp Muir then down the dirty yet icy snow field. legs did OK. sandra did fantastic!

4th time on Rainier was the charm!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:9011 ft / 2746 m
    Round-Trip Distance:29 mi / 46.7 km
    Route:Camp Muir, Disappointment Cleaver
    Trailhead:Paradise   5400 ft / 1645 m
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb, Ice Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Headlamp, Ski Poles, Guide, Hut Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cold, Extremely Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Days 
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Days 

Statistics by Day

Day Elev. Gain Elev. Loss Distance Hiked Max Elev. Camp
# Date Description Ft M Ft M Mi Km Ft M Name Ft M
12019-08-30Camp MulrCamp Muir118003597

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