Mount Rainier: Disappointment Cleaver

Trip Details

Elevation: 14,410 Feet

Elevation Gain: 9000 Feet

Distance: 15 Miles

Gear: Standard Glacier Gear

We finally had the opportunity to climb Mount Rainier! We had planned on doing it a few times while we lived in the Pacific Northwest but the weather never cooperated.

Our flight landed in Seattle around 10pm, picked up rental car and left the airport around midnight. Stopped at a Walmart and picked up some stuff around 1am. We drove out to the park and slept for a few hours in the Paradise parking lot.
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Trip Details

Elevation: 17,700 Feet

Elevation Gain: 1300 Feet

Distance: N/A Miles

Gear: Trekking poles

Officially summited our highest peak so far! We had to park at 16,400 due to the snow and hiked approximately 1300 feet of gain in an hour and a half. Overall car to car took ~2 hours. Not bad for 5400 meters! Despite being a little sick we both felt great and did not experience any issues with altitude.
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