June 5, 2011
After a tough stretch here on Mt. Rainier, we’re happy to report that our team tagged the top yesterday via the DC. On Friday, guides from both IMG and RMI put in a ton of hard work on the route, opening it up for their teams, and many to follow. A big thank you goes out to Dustin (IMG), Andy (IMG) & Mike (RMI), along with the teams that summitted yesterday helping establish the route on the upper mountain.
Our next team is at Camp Muir, sitting just below the clouds today, they’ll head up to the Ingraham Flats where they hope to pop out of the clouds into the sunshine this afternoon, before they climb tonight/tomorrow.
On the other side of the mountain, Greg Vernovage is just back from Nepal and is leading our Emmons team. Today is Day 1 for those guys, and they plan on getting to Camp 1 at about 8000ft. on the Inter Glacier. It’s tough going over there this time of year but it’s a strong crew and they’ll do just fine!