June 7, 2014
The weather has been unusually good so far this spring on Mt. Rainier. Combine that with great snow conditions on the upper mountain and you get a recipe for success!
To date our standard Camp Muir/Disappointment Cleaver route has seen 11 of 13 climbs make the summit since we started climbing the route on May 11. Last week we ran the first Emmons Glacier climb of the season and it was also a success. Trip leader Dan Zokaites reports the route is direct and conditions are very good. This weekend our first Kautz Route climb starts, and our guides who have been on the route recently report good conditions on the Kautz as well.
A great start on Mt. Rainier this year!