September 24, 2014
Well our team up at Camp Muir on Mt. Rainier didn’t get a lot of sleep last night. Why you ask? A look at the telemetry from the past 24 hours gives us a pretty good idea! Note that between 7pm and 1am the minimum (yes minimum) wind speed was 62mph, the average wind speed between those hours was 83mph and the max recorded wind speed overnight was 116mph. To give some scale we put together some quick data on tornado & hurricane force winds…
The team will tough it out for another day and make their way down tomorrow. No summit for these guys but they’ve got a story to tell nonetheless. Luckily the forecast calls for some improving weather for our last couple climbs of the year.