May 7, 2018
Over the weekend several IMG Guides made their way up to Camp Muir to put the final piece of the preseason puzzle together…the weatherport. The weatherport is a temporary 12ft. x 15ft. structure that we use for team meals, guide sleeping and the storage of some of the needed climbing equipment for the season. For anybody who had climbed with us via the DC Route, they can attest to the weatherport as a great place to enjoy some of our famous burritos or pancakes & bacon. The guides knocked it out of the park and got it set-up in pretty good time… or at least very good timing as they pulled into the parking lot just as the forecasted thunderstorms arrived.
While they were making their way down from Paradise, our first climbers of the season were getting their orientation & gear check from IMG Chief Guide Justin Merle. Everyone was well prepared, and after a few rentals, were ready to go! This morning the team came together again, this time to load up and head up to Paradise to start our first Mt. Rainier climb of the 2019 season. Luke Reilly is in the lead and is assisted by Anna Hicks, Willie Webster and Rikki Dunn.
It’s going to be another great summer on Mt. Rainier!