Ascent to Mount Rainier-Just past Muir on 2020-06-18
|Date:||Thursday, June 18, 2020|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
|Point Reached:||Mount Rainier - Just past Muir|
| Elevation:||10229 ft / 3117 m|
| Remaining Elevation:||4182 ft / 1275 m (100% left to go)|
Ascent Trip ReportAttempted DC route. Started off from Muir at 11:45 PM Thurs night, got 10-15 minutes in and triggered a big whumph, continued for 3 more minutes and then triggered another whumph, we discussed and decided to turn back, since we weren't even on avy terrain yet and skeptical whether the snow would get more stable higher up. As we were walking back and talking to the second group, a third whumph was triggered, and their team and the third and final team also turned back.
Bummer since the weather was gorgeous, completely clear night with all the stars out, the clouds that were forecasted overnight didn't roll in.
|Summary Total Data|
| Route Conditions:||Snow on Ground, Glacier Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Headlamp, Tent Camp|
| Weather:||Hot, Calm, Clear|
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