– 5 day course
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Mount Rainier Climb Itinerary
5 Days • Mount Rainier National Park
Flight Schedule: USA – Seattle (SEA)
Climbs begins and ends in Mount Rainier National Park
Semi-Private Climb Itinerary
Day 1 • Hike to Camp Muir • 10,100f
Meet in the town of Ashford at the Nisqually Entrance to Mount Rainier National Park. Gear check and drive to Paradise Meadows trailhead. Hike to Camp Muir. A program introduction and Leave No Trace lecture will be held. We reserve the option of conducting our one-day climb school on Day 1 from Paradise Meadows and hiking to Camp Muir on Day 2.
Day 2 • Camp Muir • 10,100ft
A pre-climb discussion and basic climb school will be taught.
Day 3 • Summit Day • Mount Rainier • 14,411ft
Summit day starts early. We begin roped climbing crossing the Cowlitz Glacier and passing over Cathedral Gap to Ingraham Flats. We take a short break and traverse to the base of Disappointment Cleaver. The climb continues up the DC route reaching the top of the clever at 12,300’. After a rest break we climb the upper Emmons glacier to high break at 13,500’. The route then climbs the final snow dome to the summit crater and a short walk to Columbia Crest the summit of Mount Rainier. Descend to camp at Ingraham Flats and return to Paradise.
Optional Day 4 • Camp Muir and hike to Paradise
Pack our gear and return to the trailhead.
Plan to depart late evening or the day after the climb ends.
Itinerary Notes: NW Mountain Guide makes every effort to uphold the scheduled itinerary, although our guides are given discretion to adapt the itinerary for reasons beyond our control or due to the needs of the group. Meal schedule: (B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner