April 1, 2009
Our Mt. Rainier Denali Seminar snuck up to Paradise during a small weather window on Monday. Since then they’ve been training down low on the mountain hoping for some better conditions which would allow them to move up to Camp Muir. So far, that hasn’t been the case, as storms have been moving through the region dumping lots of snow in the Cascades.
And with the storms came the wind…yesterday the winds at Camp Muir averaged (for a couple hours) over 100mph with gusts up to 140mph! So it’s a good thing the team wasn’t up there.
Lead Guide Eric Stevenson radioed in this morning and said team was taking advantage of the situation and working on some avalanche hazard evaluation and some avalanche transceiver techniques.
All is well on Mt. Rainier!
IMG Operations Manager