Ascent of Mount Rainier on 2020-03-09

Climber: Fabien Le Gallo

Others in Party:Nick R -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Monday, March 9, 2020
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Mount Rainier
    Elevation:11000 ft / 3352 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started Sunday March 8 from Paradise. Skinned up to camp Muir and slept in the hut. We were the only one. A party of 2 arrived at 10PM... Weather was good, but windy in the evening at the camp.
Woke up at 3AM on Monday, started at 4AM. Temperature at the camp was -14F with windchild. Left the skis at the camp as it was too icy/firm to skin up. Started to get strong gusts of wind as we were ascending. It became hard to walk once we reached Ingraham Glacier. We found shelter and waited an 1 hour hoping it would calm down. It didn't, so we went back to Muir, got more sleep, and skied back down to Paradise.
Summary Total Data
    Route:Ingraham Direct
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Headlamp, Skis, Ski Poles, Hut Camp
    Weather:Frigid, Very Windy, Partly Cloudy
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Fabien Le Gallo
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