June 4, 2018
It’s amazing that it’s already June 4th! The climbing season here in the Pacific Northwest is flying by. The climbs are coming and going almost daily now on Mt. Rainier. Programs on Mt. Baker are ramping up as are climbs on Mt. Shuksan and the rest of the North Cascades.
Currently, our team on the DC Route on Mt. Rainier, led by IMG Guide Jonathan Schrock, summited this morning. Not too far away (as the crow flies anyways) is Dallas Glass and his Emmons team. They were happy to wake up above the clouds at their camp on the Inter Glacier. They’ll do some training this morning before heading up to Camp Schurman. On the south side of the mountain is Mike Haft and his Kautz Crew. They’re doing some technical training today in advance of the start of their climb tomorrow. Also starting a climb tomorrow is our second Liberty Ridge team, IMG Guides Austin Shannon and Jonathan Schrock are slated to lead this classic route.
Later this week we’ll have some heavy traffic on Mt. Baker with 3 private programs. Mix in a joint National Park Service & Mountaineering Guide Service BBQ at IMG and you’ve got yourself another busy week.