May 28, 2012
We’ve seen some ups and downs (no pun intended) on Mt. Rainier this season! May started out with some mid-August type weather putting everybody is a great mood! But, that weather was quickly followed up with 3 feet of snow and some high winds reminding us that it was in fact May, not August.
It seems we’re back in the swing of things after yesterday’s descending climb tagged the top while “putting in the cleaver” along the way. Those guys, specifically IMG Guides Josh Tapp, Erica Engle, Sara Cohen and Liam O’Sullivan, along with some help from the other guide services, put in an absolute ton of work establishing the route making it ready to climb. Kudos to all those involved!
Right now, IMG Guide Jenni Fogle and here squad are at ‘The Flats’ and ready to climb tonight. The forecast doesn’t look too bad, but we won’t be certain until Jenni sticks her head out of the tent tonight around 1:00am!