Climb for Nepal
Includes THOP donation
July 15 – July 17, 2019 (Tentative)
3 Day Climb
As the most prominent mountain in the contiguous United States, Mount Rainier (referred to as Tahoma by native Americans) with its 26 major glaciers provides an excellent climbing experience situated within a pristine wilderness environment. “The Mountain“ as referred to by locals has all the features of much higher glaciated peaks making it an exceptional training ground for aspiring climbers. Northwest Alpine Guides climbs the classic Disappointment Clever route to the upper Emmons glacier reaching the Columbia Crest summit at 14,411 feet. Mount Rainier’s Muir route is approached from Paradise Meadows and ascends the Muir Snowfield to Camp Muir at 10,080 feet.
Join our fifth annual Climb for Nepal fundraiser and summit Mount Rainier. The climb is led by Mountain Gurus founder Dennis Broadwell. Proceeds from the climb will support The Himalayan Outreach Project (THOP) and directly benefits school children living in the foothills of Nepal.
The three-day climb includes a one-day climbing school taught near Paradise Meadows and a two-day summit climb via Camp Muir and the Disappointment Cleaver route. Meals and lodging are not included.
Day 1 • Climbing School at Paradise Meadows
Day 2 • Hike to Camp Muir • 10,100 feet
Day 3 • Summit Day • Mount Rainier • 14,411 feet
The Beginner’s Handbook Climbing Mount Rainier by Greg Yatman
Greg Yatman provides helpful insight in his eBook
NW Alpine Guides holds a special use permit to operate in Mount Rainier National Park
Plan to arrive the day before the climb begins.
Meet 9:00 at Paradise Inn (front patio area) in Mount Rainier National Park. We will hike from Paradise Meadows to our training area. A pre-climb discussion and basic climbing school will be taught. Return to overnight in Ashford.
Hike to Camp Muir.
Summit day starts early. We begin roped climbing crossing the Cowlitz Glacier and passing over Cathedral Gap to Ingraham Flats. We take a short break and traverse to the base of Disappointment Cleaver. The climb continues up the DC route reaching the top of the clever at 12,300’. After a rest break we climb the upper Emmons glacier to high break at 13,500’. The route then climbs the final snow dome to the summit crater and a short walk to Columbia Crest the summit of Mount Rainier. Descend to camp at Camp Muir and return to Paradise.
Plan to depart late evening or the day after the climb ends.
NW Alpine Guide makes every effort to uphold the scheduled itinerary, although our guides are given discretion to adapt the itinerary for reasons beyond our control or due to the needs of the group. Meal schedule: (B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner
9:00 am, the morning of the climb, we meet in Mount Rainier NP for equipment check before heading to the trailhead. We will email you PreClimb info including gear list and departure details upon registration.
$1000.00 deposit includes non-refundable registration fee, due with application. Balance due 120 days prior to start date.