June 11, 2014 It’s not every day we summit three teams on Mt. Rainier via three different routes, but today we did. The DC team, led by Mark Allen tagged the top first at around 6:30am. Our Fuhrer Finger team, led by Justin Merle, was second to the top at around 8:30am. The Kautz team, […]
June 3, 2014 Things on the mountain are as normal as one can expect after the unfortunate event on Liberty Ridge last weekend. Climbs on the standard routes are coming and going, teams are summiting as conditions allow and the weather has been quite favorable. We’re happy to report that our Disappointment Cleaver team summited […]
June 1, 2014 Many of you have heard about the recent tragic accident on the Liberty Ridge route. We are deeply saddened by this event and our hearts go out to the families of the climbers and fellow guides. An accident like this attracts a lot of media attention. It is common for our customers […]
May 1, 2014 Given the good forecast, our final Denali Prep course of the year started out with reasonable hopes of climbing Mt. Rainier this week, but even with a good forecast things are never a given in the mountains. They spent two days down low on the mountain but popped up to Camp Muir […]
Spring has sprung which means the Rainier climbing season is just around the corner! Come join us, and our good friends at Outdoor Research, for a chat about gear, routes, training and all things in-between. May 1st – 6-8pm Please RSVP to the Outdoor Research Retail Store by calling (206) 971-1496. Space is Limited. Directions: […]
April 17, 2014 Mt. Rainier National Park Geologist Scott Beason came across these breath-taking images the GeoEye-1 Satellite captured on September 19, 2013. The images speak for themselves. Enjoy! Tye Chapman
April 17, 2014 Our Denali Prep team got a lesson in shoveling at Camp Muir this morning. It snowed a fair bit and was quite windy overnight… so if you’ve spent much time in the mountains you know that Snow + Wind = Shovel.
April 16, 2014 You wouldn’t think a shot at the summit of Mt. Rainier was possible today if you lived in western Washington (rainy and gray), but our Denali Prep Seminar gave it a good effort this morning before turning around just above 13,000ft due to increasing winds and decreasing visibility. The team is now […]