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  • Sunrise over the Emmons Glacier as mountaineers climb the glacier
  • high and low clouds surround the mountains while the team descends on a rope during glacier travel
  • our guided group takes a break as the sun rises
  • the summit of mount rainier sits behind the climbing team on top of the interglacier
  • The scale of mount rainier hovers over tiny climbers on the Emmons glacier
  • blue skies and clouds over over climbers on the interglacier
  • a classic stunning sunrise over the Emmons glacier on mount rainier
  • the team navigates through crevasses with a rope to protect an unexpected fall
  • climbers descending glacier ice and snow on mount rainier national park
  • clouds fill the valley below climbers at sunrise in mount rainier national park
  • smirks and slugs on the faces of the 2022 climbing team
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Mount Rainier Emmons Glacier

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$2,000.00 USD
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Come join us on our annual Mount Rainier Climb via the Emmon's Glacier Route. This 4 day trip ascends the beautiful Emmon's Glacier over 4 days and 3 nights from July 10th - July 13th. 

This is a great trip for intermediate and advanced mountaineers that want to climb Mount Rainier on a wilder side of the mountain. The Emmons Glacier is typically a longer glacier route that remains relatively non technical. At low ratios of 4 total guest and 2 guides, or a 2:1 guest to guide ratio, if conditions become more challenging we are able to adapt to the new conditions with short belayed sections of steep snow or ice. But don't worry most of the time it's a beautiful scenic walk up one of the Cascades most iconic volcanoes. 

Our 4 day trip starts off with a gear check the night before our departure in Greenwater Washington. The next day we plan to hike up the Interglacial to high camp overlooking the lower Emmons and Interglaciers. On day 2 we have a short walk from camp, onto the lower Emmons, and up to Camp Schurman at 9,500'. This short day is preceding 2 of our potential summit days. Ideally on day 3 we arise with an alpine start and climb under headlamp as the alpenglow casts over the Emmons easterly aspects. Gradually the morning turns to day and we wander up the mountain to the summit. We return to camp and enjoy all our hard work and the reward of the summit. Day 4 has the option to summit and walk out if weather and conditions determine this. But normally we walk out from Camp Schurman, down the Interglacial, back into the forest, and out to the White River Trailhead in time to grab a burger and beverages in town. 

 

Good For

  • Prior experience with ice axe, crampons, and glacier travel preferred but not required
  • Those with strong fitness for 4 days on the mountain
  • Someone who has summited Mount Baker (not required)

Itinerary

Day 0: Saturday July 9th 

  • Meet, greet, and gear check the evening prior to our trip departure

Day 1: Sunday July 10th 

  • Trailhead to Camp Curtis with breaks and snow school skills

Day 2: Monday July 11th 

  • Hike to Camp Schurman
  • Continue skill development

Day 3: Tuesday July 12th 

  • Depart for Summit Attempt 
  • Return to Camp

Day 4: Wednesday July 13

  • If needed, 2nd Summit Attempt
  • If no 2nd attempt hike out to trailhead

 Optional Day 5: Thursday July 14


 

Cancellation Policy

Domestic trips and courses cancelled more than 20 days before the start date will be refunded in full. Cancellations less than 20 days in advance of the start date will be given a refund, minus a $75 processing fee. Cancelling a trip or course in 10 days or less of the start date will not be refunded. International trips have a 60 day cancellation policy.

Domestic Cancellation Policy
20 or more days before course or trip Full Refund
19 to 14 days before course or trip Refund minus $75 processing fee
13 to 10 days before course or trip Guided Exposure Credit minus $75 fee 
9 days or less before course start No Refund

 

   International & Trips Abroad: Japan & Alaska
60 days before trip departure  Full Refund
59 to 45 days before trip  Guided Exposure Credit minus $75 fee
44 days before trip departure  No Refund