WA: Mt. Rainier Part III Climbing

We spent the next two and half days on the mountain. Left Ashford around 8:30AM on Sunday and got back to Ashford around 2PM on Tuesday. You can see the itinerary here. We were in the 5 day summit club, which meant we climbed to Camp Muir on the first day, climbed to/from Ingraham Flats…
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WA: Mt. Rainier Part II Training

Day 2 is a training day. It happens about half a mile up from the parking lot in Paradise. We learned how to walk up and down on mountaineering boots and boots with crampons, self-arrest using an ice ax, rope-travel with other people, and team arrest. The class was about 3-4 hours. We also learned…
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WA: Mt. Rainier Part I Preparation

Mako and I climbed Mt. Rainier on May 1 with RMI Expeditions! Gear RMI has a gear list for each trip. We bought some gear earlier this year for classes with The Mountaineers and for climbing Mt. St Helens. For the Rainier climb, we rented from The Whittaker Mountaineering a harness, helmet, crampons, avalanche transceiver,…
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