Ascent of Mount Rainier on 2015-06-20

Climber: Kristian Kalsing

Others in Party:Ida Vincent -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Aditya Sankar -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Saturday, June 20, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Carpool
Peak:Mount Rainier
    Elevation:14411 ft / 4392 m

Ascent Trip Report

Mountaineers group of 8. Two rope teams of 4. Very moderate pace.

Car to Camp Schurman: 7:36
Camp to summit: 8:52
Summit time: 0:50
Summit to camp: 5:45
Camp to car: 4:16

On the approach to Camp Schurman we scrambled over the top of Steamboat Prow rather than decending to the Emmons glacier. This negated the need to rope up at all on the approach to camp.
On the summit, we left camp at midnight and followed the main boot pack until about 12,500 feet. Then we did our own route finding going almost directly to the summit. We crossed a few snow bridges that probably will be gone in 1-3 weeks' time.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:11089 ft / 3379 m
    Extra Gain:455 ft / 138 m
    Round-Trip Distance:19.6 mi / 31.5 km
    Route:Emmons Glacier
    Trailhead:4232 ft / 1289 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Tent Camp
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:16 Hours 26 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:10 Hours 16 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Mt Rainier via Emmons (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Rainier2015-06-2011089 ft / 3380 m
2Steamboat Prow2015-06-2120 ft / 6 m
Total Trip Gain: 11109 ft / 3386 m    Total Trip Loss: 11109 ft / 3386 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Kristian Kalsing
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