April 16, 2013
Lead guide Chris Meder called in this morning at 8:45 a.m. The team was hiking up Panorama Point at around 7,000 feet in elevation, already on their way to Camp Muir at 10,000 feet. They will likely reach Muir by 3pm.
The team spent yesterday training out of a campsite near 6,500 feet and planned to move up today to take advantage of a very good weather day for travel. Upon their arrival at Muir, they’ll spend the next two days training, based out of the Muir hut, and make a day trip higher up the mountain if conditions permit. The group will descend back to Paradise on Friday. What a great expedition training environment. Mt. Rainier in the spring is excellent training for high, cold weather expeditions like Denali and Aconcagua.