Mt. Rainier: September 25th Update

Posted by: Casey Grom, Pete Van Deventer | September 25, 2011
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 10,060'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Pete Van Deventer and the Five Day Summit Climb led by Casey Grom checked in from Camp Muir this morning.  Due to high winds, blowing snow and poor visibility the climbers were unable to leave Camp Muir this morning to make their summit attempt.  The telemetry at Camp Muir and the guides state that wind speeds were consistently 70 - 80 mph with a high of 102 mph during the 1 am hour.  The teams are safe and warm in the hut enjoying breakfast and hot drinks at 10,000’.  They will be starting their descent from Camp Muir at 9 a.m. PT.