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Burrell Adventures

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 Emmons 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 2 guests to 1 guide 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 beatufil 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 hardwork 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: Gear check

Day 1: Hike into camp, introduce and practice relevant skills

Day 2: Ascend up to Camp Schurman 

Day 3: Summit and descend back to Camp Schurman

Day 4: Hike out to trailhead from Camp Schurman or summit and hike out

 

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