September 10, 2013
Justin Merle called in from the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning reporting good conditions on a new route he and his team put in yesterday.
The route has been tricky this year especially as of late, but this recent good weather has given us an opportunity to get some scouting done and establish this new route. The current route goes to the top of the Disappointment Cleaver as ‘normal’ then heads out to top of Gibraltar Rock. There are no ‘ladder crossings’ but there is one vertical ladder to gain the top of a rock bulge.
This is a huge improvement on the route over the past few weeks – special thanks and kudos to IMG Guides Ian Delaney and Dallas Glass for their hard work the past couple days on the route.
We’ve got another team heading uphill today.
All is well on Mt. Rainier.