Have you ever wanted to participate in climbing Mount Rainier in Washington state in the USA? There are some great reasons to visit and climb this beautiful mountain no matter where you are from! Below is our itinerary that walks through a 3-day climb. 3 days is a very generous pace to climb Rainier up the “DC” or Disappointment Clever route. The climb can be from 1-4 days, with most folk aiming for 2 or 3 days.
Climbing Mount Rainier
The route is relatively easy on climbing terms. Still, it is a glacier climb, and there are many unknown hazards on the route. Hazards from serac towers can collapse and rock fall while on the Disappointment Cleaver. The clever itself is a giant rock face steering out of Rainier and splitting the moving glacier into two around it. Because it creates this split, it creates a stable route in which we can climb all season more safely. The glacier in this area is steep and can be quite unstable aside from the early season.
Once above the DC, the route is most famous as it is the only somewhat maintained route on Rainier. This means guide services come through and set ladders. Also, there is a clear trail to follow from other climbers up to the Summit. Of course, this doesn’t make it safe. It does make it more trafficked, and there is a community effort to keep the route established for the climbing season.
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Summitting Rainier will feel like another world and be an experience you will never forget. Climbing Mount Rainier is worth considering from around the globe! Rainier is considered a gateway mountain for climbing the big 7 (highest summits for every continent in the world). Rainier is a challenging mountain that will test your abilities and stamina and help you decide if you are ready for higher altitude climbs. Also, Rainier is a big mountain with many more very technical routes to explore and accumulate needed technical knowledge. Finally, Rainier is located fairly close to the large city of Seattle. This makes emergency facilities plentiful, and it becomes easier to fly in and out.
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