June 25, 2013
41 years is quite a history with one mountain, but JanSport is once again back on Rainier for their 41st Annual JanSport Climb. Climbers from as far away as Brazil have come together this year to tackle Mt. Rainier via the DC and Emmons Routes. (Side note: one of the Brazilians had never seen snow!)
Leading the Disappointment Cleaver team is 500 time Rainier summitter and IMG Partner, George Dunn. Geo’s team made it up to Muir yesterday in good form, despite the wet conditions. Last report had them enjoying the evening above the clouds last night.
Over on the Emmons route, IMG Lead Guide Chris Meder had his team set up at Camp Schurman ready for a summit attempt today. No report on their progress yet, but we should hear from Chris later today.
Tomorrow both climbs will come downhill and swap stories around the campfire at one of our favorite spots here in Ashford, The Wellspring.
Photos to follow…