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Mt. Rainier Camp Muir Guided Dayhike WA  •  10,080'  •  3072m
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Mt. Rainier Camp Muir Guided Dayhike

The Camp Muir Guided Hike program is an excellent option for those who want to come test their fitness and equipment before their climb of Mt. Rainier. This single day program is also a great fit for those who are interested in climbing Rainier in the future and would like to try the first day of the climb.

The hike to Camp Muir (10,080ft) provides stunning views of Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams, and the Tatoosh Range. As hikers ascend from Paradise, they will pass though lush alpine meadows and wildflowers, up into the alpine on the Muir Snowfield. This snowfield is present year round and hikers will ascend the snowfield all the way to Camp Muir at over 10,000ft.

While our Camp Muir Guided hike is suitable for novice hikers with little or no previous experience, this program does require adequate fitness and endurance training in order to be successful.

Why Choose This Program?

This hike will be led by our experienced guide staff. The guides that you will be hiking will have summited Rainier many times and will have likely guided on Denali and internationally. During your hike, the guides will be a great resource to ask questions about training for Rainier and other climbs as well as coaching you on efficient travel techniques for steep trails and snow.

IMG employs a light and efficient philosophy for climbing and hiking. We will help you review your personal climbing gear prior to departure to make sure you are not carrying any unnecessary weight up Mt. Rainier. The day hike will not require too much gear and packs should not weigh more than 20lbs, excluding your boots and trekking poles.

Safety is our number one priority. We make no guarantees with respect to the program objectives. Many circumstances, including weather and abilities of yourself or other climbers may inhibit you from reaching Camp Muir. Our goal is to give each of our customers the best experience we possibly can, regardless of the weather, route conditions, or time of year.

Prerequisites

Hiking to Camp Muir is suitable for climbers with no previous mountaineering experience yet is still a strenuous climb. You will gain 4,600' in the 9-mile round trip which brings you halfway to the top of Mt. Rainier! All participants must be in very good physical condition. For several months prior to the start of the climb, training should include many long, slow runs or hikes over hilly terrain, an hour or more in duration. Add additional weekend outings carrying a heavy pack up steep hills or stairs, ideally gaining 3,000 feet over three or more miles. Aim to move consistently at a moderate pace, with breaks approximately every hour.

Rental Gear

Some of the more specialized gear (like plastic boots, harness, etc.) is available for rent from IMG. Please consult our Rental Page for details.

See video of an IMG Mt. Rainier Gear Check »

 

Safety is our number one priority. We make no guarantees with respect to the program objectives. Many circumstances, including weather and abilities of yourself or other climbers may inhibit you from reaching the summit. Our goal is to give each of our customers the best experience we possibly can, regardless of the weather, route conditions, or time of year.

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