May 31, 2018
The busy weeks continues on Mt. Rainier!
Our Kautz team summited on Tuesday and made their way down to the trailhead yesterday. Our next Kautz team meets this Sunday and will be on the route early next week.
The Liberty Ridge team topped out yesterday and made their way down to Camp Muir for the night. They slept in a bit this morning before making their way down the Muir Snowfield and onto Ashford to celebrate.
Luke Reilly and his DC team summited this morning and will be a few hours behind the Lib Ridge team on the snowfield. Mike Haft and his team are en route to Camp Muir now hoping to summit on Saturday.
And over on the Emmons, the team gave it a good go but ended up turning around at 12,700ft. The Emmons route doesn’t see the boot traffic that the DC route does so the team likely ran into some deep snow coupled with low visibility, or a myriad of other possibilities. We’ll get a full report from Anna Hicks tomorrow when the team gets back to Ashford. One thing is for sure, they gave it all they had, but it just wasn’t to be. Not this time anyways.