Wednesday, August 16, 2006

The Summit

Yet another weekend of great weather! We've updated the Tahoma, DC and Emmons conditions. The routes are holding together nicely, which should make for great climbing in Sept.

On Sunday, the summit was AMAZINGLY warm and calm. We spent a good 4 hours on top, and there was NO wind to speak of.

There is an interesting change on Columbia Crest, however... Has anyone noticed that big crevasse forming on the actual summit??? There is a large crack that is getting wider each week. I wonder if Mt Rainier will hold onto its 14,410/11' status if this keeps up... There seems to be a LOT of rock exposed too... The crater, however, is filled w/ snow. More images soon.