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Ascent of Mount Rainier on 2020-06-23

Climber: Rio H

Date:Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Rainier
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:14411 ft / 4392 m

Ascent Trip Report

Skinned from glacier basin up interglacier. Snow was nice and soft from 10 to 1pm. Didn't rope up on the emmons glacier to Camp Shurman. Few people at camp due to COVID. Ranger gave us a briefing. Left camp at 4am, followed the bootpath. Prominent traverse with crevasses on both sides at 11000 feet. there were 2 other crevasse crossings. Got to the crater rim at 9:30. Tagged the summit and waited till 11 to drop down. Top 500 ft was icy due to wind but turned very mushy instantly once the wind died down. Besides the crevasse crossing at 11000 feet, skied all the way back to camp and down.
Summary Total Data
    Route:Emmons Winthrop
    Trailhead:White River Campground  -9999 ft / -3047 m
    Route Conditions:
Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Skis, Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear



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