Ascent of Mount Rainier on 2015-06-20

Climber: Aditya Sankar

Others in Party:Kristian Kalsing -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Ida Vincent -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Saturday, June 20, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Rainier
    Elevation:14411 ft / 4392 m

Ascent Trip Report

Excellent trip overall. One day in to schurman, summit day and one day out. Team of 8 all made it to summit. Weather window for summit day was perfect. Alpine start on Sat night at 12am, navigated heavily crevassed emmons glacier and attained summit at 9am. Descent at 10 am, back to camp at 3pm. No incidents along the way. Navigation was challenging due to late-summer conditions, but climbing conditions were good.
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Sunrise at 13,000ft on the Emmons (2015-06-20). Photo by Aditya Sankar.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:10179 ft / 3102 m
    Route:Emmons Glacier
    Trailhead:4232 ft / 1289 m
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles, Tent Camp
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Aditya Sankar
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