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 […]
March 5, 2014 Well Mt. Rainier asserted her authority once again this week… The Denali Prep Seminar got into the park as scheduled, just before a series of storms rolled in. The team knew the weather was on the way, they just hoped they could get into the park before the park shut things down. […]
February 16, 2014 Began our first full day of our Winter Seminar this morning. Rainier lived up to its reputation for nasty winter weather. Avalanche awareness lecture this morning and then an afternoon in the field below Eagle Peak, studying terrain problems, route selection, beacon retrieval and rescue scenarios. Phil Ershler
September 30, 2013 The Mt. Rainier climbing season came to a screeching halt last week with the arrival of a couple (yes a couple) premature winter storms and “Winter Storm Warnings”. We don’t normally get these winter storms in September, in fact, most years we could guide Rainier well into October. So, with the winds […]