Sunday, May 28, 2006

Bear on Mount Rainier, and lots of precipitation...

There has been a substantial amount of precipitation in the past 4 days. Some field reports indicate 2-3 feet of new snow on the upper mountain since last Thursday. As we know it, no one summited this wekeend. Climbers should be extremely cautious of increased avalanche activity. No route on Mount Rainier is entirely safe from avalanche, particularly after spring storms.

On Saturday, a bear was spotted high on the Ingrham Glacier. Unroped and without an ax... we are told that the bruin tumbled down Cathedral Gap! We hope to post an image soon...

For those interested in route conditions, we have made a change to the Updated Route Conditions page. Now, anyone can post comments about routes.