Ascent to Mount Rainier-near Camp Muir on 1978-08-10

Climber: Greg Bramlet

Date:Thursday, August 10, 1978
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Mount Rainier - near Camp Muir
    Elevation:14411 ft / 4392 m

Ascent Trip Report

Five days of driving white-out. No visibility to orient oneself.
Could not use even a map or compass. Two attempts to approach Muir Camp in near total whiteout. Maximum visibility about 100 feet. Quick accumulating snow and no snowshoes. Probable max altitude was 9000 feet. Really punishing! Lots of red snow on the descent.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope
    Weather:Snowing, Frigid, Very Windy, Whiteout/Fog
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Muir snowfield
Descent Statistics

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