May 14, 2018
After a couple bumps in the road, our third team of the Mt. Rainier season summited via the Ingraham Direct in good form yesterday morning with IMG Guides Rikki Dunn, Willie Webster, Nickel Wood and Peter Stone leading the way. The reports are that it’s a steep, but direct route to the top, taking the team about 5 hours to get to the summit from the Ingraham Flats.
In addition to our scheduled climb, we had 5 of our new guides up on the mountain on a personal climb. Forrest Baldwin, Leanne Sebren, Keith Rumburg, Nicole Sims and Porter McMichael all summited and are looking forward to a busy summer on the mountain.
On the mountain today is our DC team. After some training at Camp Muir they’ll move up to the Ingraham Flats to get in position for their summit attempt tomorrow morning.
Down lower on the mountain are IMG Guides Justin Merle and Dallas Glass along with several of our new guides. Justin and Dallas are taking them out for some continued training. On the agenda today will be a refresher course on short-roping techniques and some advanced crevasse rescue work.
Never a dull moment on Mt. Rainier!