February 17, 2011
Yesterday our Rainier Winter Seminar made their way to Camp Muir, which as you might know, is not a given in the winter. They left their first camp near Panarama Point yesterday morning, and at times waded through some deep snow in sustained 30mph winds before pulling into Camp Muir in the early afternoon. Not an easy day.
After some calories, hot drinks and a good nights sleep they awoke to a beautiful & bright morning with light winds – a perfect day for some anchor training as well as some crevasse rescue training.
Going higher on the mountain in the winter is always a tough call, but the guides will continue to evaluate the terrain and explore any possibilities of checking out the upper mountain later this week.