Mt. Rainier: September 18th Update

Posted by: | September 18, 2011
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 12,000'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by Casey Grom returned safely to Camp Muir at 8:53am.  The team left Muir for their summit attempt at 3am, by 7am they had reached their highpoint of 12,000’.  Casey reported inches to feet of new snow with drifts, β€œIt’s like winter up here!”

The Five Day Summit Climb with lead guide Paul Edgren just arrived to Rainier Basecamp in Ashford.  They are enjoying some breakfast and warming up after a rain and snow descent from Camp Muir this morning.