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Mt Rainier

I am new to the area and I am searching for a group or someone who has or is interested in a summit hike sometime in September this year . I am new To high altitude climbing but not to hiking , I am an Appalachian trail threw hiker just looking for my next adventure ! If anyone has any info or knows someone looking to summit Rainier please feel free to contact me.

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  • Rob

    This is not really a hike, and is more of a climb. Please read posting below for more information:
    http://www.summitpost.org/disappointment-cleaver/155670

    September 6, 2013

  • Brian S

    This event was created long ago and never updated. It should be deleted.

    September 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I love to hike, how difficult is this hike?

    September 6, 2013

  • Annette

    Good point Gayle...and with all the comments that have been posted for this event I would think we would have more of a clarification by now. This is just a thought but with this many people interested I think we should try and come up with an event that gathers everyone in one spot maybe like a bar/restaurant (for a spot of beer or something) and round table it for hikes/climbs to do in the near or distant future. ?? comments???

    1 · September 6, 2013

    • Gayle M

      I agree as this type of generic an open ended post is very confusing - good point Annette:-)

      September 6, 2013

  • Gayle M

    I was wondering if this is a hike on one of the trails around Paradise and the time posted is wrong?? As trying to summit this time of year is not advisable and there is no disclaimer for this posting for liability.

    September 6, 2013

  • Sheree R.

    I'm confused if this group is going to be using technical moutaineering techniques for this or just hiking? I'm from southern California and hiked 70 hikes there but have yet to hike in WA. I can hike for 10 miles strong on a regular trail. Please let me know if I should attend. Thanks!

    August 30, 2013

    • Steve K

      I agree with Rob. I just hiked Mt. Rainier last weekend and spoke to the rangers and other hikers. Crevasses have opened up and the guide service put down ladders across some of them. The group I spoke to made it to 12,000 feet and had to turn around. Camp Muir is definitely an alternative.

      September 4, 2013

    • Lance D.

      It's common for the glaciers to be badly broken up this time of year. It's typically best to go earlier when persisting winter snows have filled/bridged as many cracks as possible. The problem with that strategy is that it increases the likelihood of punching through into a crevasse. But yes, i was up at 3rd Burrough Sunday and the Emmons looked like a hellacious mess. We watched the helo rescues happening, spotted the rescue site with binos, and i even got a pucture that shows the rescue site and a team if four moving nearby.

      September 5, 2013

  • Lance D.

    Re the 7:00 pm thing, i think that's some kind of default time for a meetup and thus ends up as the scheduled time unless the organizer (scheduler) changes it. In this case the meetup was proposed as a way to float a trial balloon , guage interest level, and get feedback wayyyy in advance and the notion of what time prolly did not enter the organizer's mind at the time.

    September 3, 2013

  • Annette

    I would like to go but I'm really confused here....it says 7pm on the invite? I mean I just biked to the top of Sunrise yesterday to 6,400 elevation and it took me 2 hrs...how does one expect to do Paradise at night? This does not make sense to me.....

    September 3, 2013

  • Brian S

    What is this...meet at Paradise trail at 7 pm?

    August 29, 2013

  • Beth D.

    Wish I could bit ill be working that day.

    August 29, 2013

  • smantri

    Hey Moved here in this area month back.. and really excited for this hike and explore Mt Rainier.
    Thanks

    August 28, 2013

  • Cathy

    Although one needs to have a high fitness level and aquire mountaineering skills to climb Raininer, one big misconception about high altitude - you can't train physically for high altitude. When going above 14k feet, in terms of altitude, genetics, proper acclamitization and pacing help. That's why some of the strongest athletes may be turned around due to altitude problems.

    1 · August 25, 2013

  • Mike

    Looking forward to meeting my fellow hikers!

    July 28, 2013

  • Mike

    Looking forward to meeting my fellow hikers!

    June 29, 2013

  • Greg

    Looking forward !

    June 22, 2013

  • Greg

    Its been awhile, good hike to jump back on with,

    June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would be interested in a day hike around Rainier.

    2 · June 11, 2013

  • Alton A

    I think if you want to hike around Paradise you should go during the summer when the ice is melted away. Comet Falls is also an excellent experience for hiking during the summer. September you will see nothing but snow but you CAN rent snowshoes at REI and hike with snowshoes at Paradise if you like.

    May 23, 2013

  • Cyrus B.

    If I may add; The technical training, such as rope and ax technique, needs to be simulated, i.e. exercised in similar environment, and the physical training needs to include high-altitude endurance and stamina (spell; lung, and heart conditioning, and bodily strength).
    And there is of course mental strength (as important if not more!).
    In the high altitude one, and only one impaired team member usually jeopardises the entire expedition.

    1 · May 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is what I know. Hike Mt. Si 2x with full pack and gear. Each time within 2hrs. Have lunch and go for it the second time.

    May 22, 2013

  • Audrey

    this would be new for me. will there be training? I'm a leisure hiker. It may not be for me.. but if there is training involved... its possible!

    May 22, 2013

  • Dwayne K. P.

    Sounds like fun. I've got the van, and room for 7, not including driver. Just need everyone to pitch in for gas money and bring their own gear and food. I've got a very study steel rack on top for storage.

    May 22, 2013

  • Cyrus B.

    Reviewing the foregoing conversations and based on my personal experiences as a passionate hiker and back-packer of some 30 years, and to some modest extent as a climber, a climb as such needs some planning, and definitely a bit of training (Specially, if undertaken on one's own, or with a group of inexperienced high altitude climbers). Besides, there is a permit needed to climb Rainier which needs to be applied for way in advance.
    I would be interested to join only if the group meets soon, plans the project, schedules the training, and coordinates whatever else needs to be taken care of.

    May 21, 2013

  • Tiffany

    I am very interested in this. I moved to Washington from Oklahoma last year, so the mountains are new to me, but very exciting. I'm not sure what this entails. I did climb Mt Adams in September & will be climbing it again this year, along with Mt St Helens. Thoughts & suggestions would be appreciated as to what I might be in for. Thanks a bunch!!

    May 20, 2013

    • Christopher H.

      As several others have stated it's wise to get some basic mountaineering training before taking on a big mountain like Rainier. There is a Basic Glacier Climbing Class starting up in June with Get In The Wild Adventures that still has some openings. You can check it out here: http://getinthewild.c...­

      May 21, 2013

  • Lance D.

    Mt Rainier is big,.prone to producing its own bad weather, and is heavily/extensively glaciated with loads of large dangerous crevasses and seracs. Climbing Rainier is not a hike, it is a serious alpine climb. Unless one already is seasoned climber, one either needs to acquire experience over time (The Mountaineers classes, etc) or one needs to be part of a larger experienced team (a team of serious friends, guided trip, etc.) I hate to lecture but nearly every year Rainier claiks lives.

    2 · May 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was in a similar position to yours last year and I joined a guided trip to Rainier's summit through Alpine Ascents. That experience got me interested in mountaineering so I applied for and was accepted to The Mountaineers Basic Climbing Course this year. The guided trip was between $1200 and $1300 plus gear. Having done both, I'd recommend skipping the guided service, saving the $1200, and joining one of the climbing clubs; the aforementioned Mountaineers, the Washington Alpine Club or BoeAlps. You may not get a chance to climb Rainier this year but eventually you will and the clubs will be much more rewarding.

    1 · May 6, 2013

  • Christopher H.

    You might want to check out the free Basic Glacier Info Session at Marmot Mountain Works in Bellevue at 7:00 PM Tuesday, May 7th.

    1 · May 6, 2013

    • John B.

      Thanks for sharing. I'll definitely check it out!

      May 6, 2013

  • Greg

    Since you make no reference to climbing experience I suggest you hire a guide. September is generally considered to late.

    2 · May 6, 2013

    • βrian

      I concur. A quick check of all 3 Guide firms (RMI, IMG, and Alpine Ascents) show their Summer and Fall (including September) rosters are full, e.g. http://www.alpineasce...­.

      1 · May 6, 2013

  • Saurabh D.

    Will have to drop out , have a first aid course that day :(

    May 6, 2013

  • Saurabh D.

    Very excited about this :)

    May 6, 2013

  • julie c

    Relatively new to Seattle. Been wanting to know this mtn up close - looking forward to this!

    May 6, 2013

  • Cyrus B.

    A climb I wouldn't mind to do in the upcoming climb season as well.
    Let's get together and talk, thx.

    May 6, 2013

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