Friday, August 10, 2018

Updates before the Weekend!

The busiest time of year has now passed on the mountain and things have started to settle down.  Guide services have finished up with their trips on the Emmons-Winthrop Route and many independents have shifted over to climbing the Kautz Glacier and Disappointment Cleaver Routes.  Here's some updates for conditions on these routes:
Also, here's a write-up on navigating around Mount Rainier.  There's definitely a 'science' behind finding your way back off the mountain in a storm, but there's a key piece that's all 'art' - which is at the heart of climbing up and down mountains in general.

Have a great weekend!