Mount Rainier Kautz Glacier

Mount Rainier Attempt via the Kautz

Just got back to DC after an attempt on Rainier via the Kautz Glacier route with IMG. No summit this time, unfortunately. We got socked in by 40+ mph winds on our intended summit day. If our schedule was +/- one day we would have had it… The Kautz is a more challenging route than the standard Camp Muir / …

Six-Day Alpine Ice Course on Mount Baker

I just got a back from a six-day Alpine Ice course with the American Alpine Institute (AAI) out of Bellingham, WA. The trip was intended as a warm up run for my Mount Rainier climb next month, and going into it I didn’t really have high expectations for our weather chances in early June. I’m glad my expectations for the weather …