Mt. Rainier Summit Climb

Photos from Mt. Rainier, July 7-8, 2015 with Mountain Gurus.

  • Summit: 14,409 ft.
  • Elevation gain: 9,000+ ft.
  • Paradise to Camp Muir: 9:15am – 2:45pm (July 7)
  • Camp Muir to Summit: 11:30pm – 5:45am
  • Summit to Camp Muir: 6:00am – 10:15am
  • Camp Muir to Paradise: 11:30am – 4:00pm
  • Total time: 16.5 hours (July 8)

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Quarter mile into the hike from Paradise.

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Threatening ice fall area that’s begun melting away in this summer’s high temps.

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Summit of Mt. Rainier at sunrise with little to no visibility.

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Amy and I at the summit plaque.

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Navigating one of the many crevasse ladders on the route.

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There were 7 or 8 ladders along the route. More crevasses are opening up wider this year due to scorching temperatures in the Northwest, causing the glaciers to melt out rapidly.

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