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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 10, 2020
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In one of the most memorable experiences, this weekend I attempted mount Rainier for second time with a group of two rope teams (total of 7 climbers). While wind speed expectations were in the range of 25 mph, an anemometer that we had within the group measured wind gusts up to 55 mph. I made the decision to turn around above 13,000 feet for a number of reasons mainly the huge number of crevasses (one of them was huge enough we had to climb down into the crevasse on a very thin lip to cross to the other side) and uncertainty about their conditions on way back, the high wind gusts, the longer route to the summit given need to avoid many crevasses. We were the only people on the upper mountain on that day since all other teams turned around at DC. It was a great experience to push that far and see the glaciated upper mountain but I am happy that we turned around and did not summit even if the risk was only 1%. Human life is very precious. Mountains will always be there. Personally I enjoy the experience more than the summit or achievement of summiting. Being on Rainier with no other groups around meant so much as an experience. C2C approach worked as we gained 8000 ft on one of the most challenging mountains in the west coast and descended down in one day (or literally less than a day). We got up above 13,000 ft with no need to acclimatize at Muir or Ingrham flats. The approach is feasible and can be repeated. I am glad we were faced with this high winds as it adds to the experience and stories to tell about these mountains. Blessed that all my group members went back home safe. To me, this is the most important goal to achieve at the end of a hike/climb.

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Jordan Duffield reviewed Mount Rainier Standard Summit Route
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 9, 2020
CampingGreat!RockyScrambleSnow

No joke! Large crevasses in the late season meant crossing over one on a ladder bridge. Apparently most seasons guided groups carve out a trail to the summit but that’s not the case this year, trail finding is a must and we added our own anchors in exposed areas. Went with RMI and summited on a clear day 9/1/20!

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 8, 2020
Hiking

I would love to summit this next summer (2021). If anyone has advice/tips for me or is interested in teaming up/preparing, email me at gabooth4@gmail.com. I live in the Seattle area.

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Lance P. reviewed Fay Peak Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 7, 2020
Hiking

Trail is in great shape but the last stretch to the top was a pretty challenging climb. The views are rad.

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Zachary Batche reviewed Muir Snowfield Ski Tour
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HikingGreat!No shadeSnow

Did this during a climb and thought it was really cool! I only gave e it 4 stars because its extremely packed, but you get views of all of the surrounding peaks and of Rainier itself. The grade isn't too steep, but the field is really long, so ace yourself properly and don't pack too heavy and you will be kosher.

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Jeff Miller reviewed Muir Snowfield Ski Tour
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 31, 2020
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Venkata Shashidhar reviewed Mount Rainier Standard Summit Route
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarAugust 23, 2020
Hiking

I would like to do the summit hike the coming week. 24/25/26 of Aug. Is it advisable to do it in a 1 or 2 days or does it have to be done in 3 days? If someone is interested, please ping me at shashivenky108@gmail.com. I am currently in Seattle. Looking forward to a response.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 21, 2020
HikingGreat!

Breathtaking the whole way! Had to turn back at the cleaver due to a crevasse incident that I lost my gopro at. I will be back!

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 20, 2020

Learned a lot on this trip from the disappointment of turning around. Most importantly, start early for both Muir and the Summit. The Cleaver takes more time than I expected and was definitely the most difficult part to navigate.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 19, 2020

Excellent location views and time up

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 18, 2020
Horseback riding

I ride horses up mountains

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Greg O'Neal reviewed Fay Peak Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarAugust 17, 2020
HikingFee

Bored This trail is not worth the drive,

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarAugust 14, 2020
HikingRockyScrambleSnow

First of all: paying $51 and $20 for permits and $30 for park entry would make me think that the trails are at their best.. and they are not Second of all: trail markers do not exist on the standard route to mt rainier. Given that summit attempts start at night one would expect well marked trails.. it is a common thing that groups of climbers waste time trying to find the way up or getting lost, and a similar situation is on the way back, in a daylight. I think it’s time to work on it, Mr Rainier It was my first attempt so I have a few things to share with other virgins. Whatever you hear: take the microspikes. In fact, today, I think, I could climb the entire way with them fixed on the regular hiking boots. Today I mean a day in August. I’m sure other months and seasons require what I wore today - Mountaineers boots and crampons. Next : fluids fluids fluids And : take a garbage bag or something alike to save time and slide down... Then sunscreen. For East Coast hikers: this climb is like ascending a mix of Mt Washington and mt katahdin but worse, longer and higher...

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Allison Fintak reviewed Mount Rainier Standard Summit Route
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 10, 2020
HikingGreat!

Looking for some nice peeps to give me some tips to prepare for next years attempt and some mountain pals! Email me allisonfintak1@gmail.com

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 9, 2020
HikingRockyScrambleSnow

The value of “aborted missions” I do believe that aborted missions carry more value than completed ones!! They are characteristic of ability take difficult decisions in short time based on limited information. They save lives but also they inspire for learning and improving. We planned Rainier summit - C2C and spent significant time training and discussing crevasse rescue, C2C approach, nutrition, hydration, sleep, gear etc. There were two differ rope teams, 4 per rope team. 4 of them never summit Rainier before and the other 4 never did it C2C but all team members have done significant climbs C2C including glacier travel. C2C Plan worked well. We started 8:30pm Sat night and were at Muir at midnight. Rest and rope up till 1am. By 4am we were done with disappointment cleaver and ready to finish the remaining 1700 feet and summit by 6-7am max. But then we were faced by wind gusts apparently at 35-40 mph accompanied by hearing noise of what sounds like significant rock fall three times at night. We made a 10-15 min discussion and took votes and decided to turn around for safety. Mins after our decisions we witnessed what seemed to be a climber sliding on steep slope of the mountain far above DC and the rest of the team (4) seemed to try to rescue him using the rope (hope he or she is safe). When we came back to Muir we witnessed a major rock fall. I am glad we respected the mountain and I know Rainier wants us back soon and it shall be. I am delighted that C2C approach seems to work well. Most importantly, all climbers are back home safely. Crampons needed halfway to Muir given icy snow at night. Axe of course. Disappointment cleaver was as usual rocky and steep. There was one small ladder over a crevasse and wooden bar over another. Nothing too serious or complicated for this mountain. I would say rockfall is the biggest threat now specially with wind gusts

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 8, 2020
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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 6, 2020
HikingSnow

We are a team of 2 looking for partner(s) to rope in with for a climb this Saturday and Sunday (August 8/9, 2020). Our 3rd teammate bailed out today. Email me at jkbinay@gmail.com

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 3, 2020
Hiking

Beautiful climb, straightforward, easy to navigate thanks to IMG maintaining the route.

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Michael Dolbee reviewed Mount Rainier Standard Summit Route
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 3, 2020
Hiking

Everyone watch mediocre amateur if you want a good video on how to hike it in a day.

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Dean Bonev reviewed Fay Peak Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 1, 2020
HikingBugsMuddyRockySnow

Get some bug spray and phone with alltrails app to follow the trail because you can get lost.

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