June 6, 2009
As expected the early season route up the Ingraham Direct has shifted to the standard summer route on the Disappointment Cleaver. IMG Guides Eben Reckord and Mike Haft spent some time shoveling out the route to the nose of the cleaver last week and our team this morning reported that the route is in good shape! Great news!
We had 100% on top this morning – nice work team!
**On a different note IMG Partners Phil Ershler and George Dunn are up above Paradise today with close to 20 Boy Scouts doing some volunteer work. The Scouts are helping shovel out the summer hiking route above Paradise near Pan Point. This will help avoid any harm to vegetation accidentally caused when hiker punch through the shallow slushy snow. By shoveling out the trail all hikers will be able to see and stay on the trails that are well defined when not buried in a winter’s snow.Good stuff!
The Scouts will also spend some time learning some mountaineering fundamentals from both Phil and George… Who better to learn from than from #1 and #2 on the Most Rainier Summits List (George Dunn 495, Phil Ershler 435)?
Thanks to the Scouts for their help this year!!