Emmons Glacier

Length:5 days
Price:$2,250 per climber
Dates:July 2020 - Exact dates TBA
Location:Mount Rainier National Park

Since 2008, TMG has been awarded a permit to guide Mount Rainier via the Emmons Glacier. Fall of 2019 is the reapplication season, and we expect to know about the status of our 2020/21 permit by the end of November 2019. We will begin to accept registrations as soon as we know that we are permitted. For more information, please continue reading below . . .

Our trip will begin outside the park on Sunday where we will meet for an afternoon meeting, gear check and pre-climb briefing. The following day we will head in to the White River trailhead and our goal for the day will be to climb to Glacier Basin Camp at approximately 6,000 feet. Day two should bring us to about 9400′ at Camp Shurman. We have allocated day three as our first chance to summit, but we also have Day four as well. We will plan to hike out on Day five. We feel that a five day climb will give us the best chance for proper acclimatization in order to succeed on a climb of this magnitude.

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Emmons Glacier

Mount Rainier National Park

The Emmons Glacier is a physically demanding climb. Trailhead to summit gains over 10,000 feet. With at least three days in a row of technical glacier travel, and a 5,000 foot summit day.

Elevation:14,411 feet
Style:Glacier travel
Skill Level:Difficult

"I am very happy with my TMG experience. The guides were professional, personable, and extremely concerned about safety. . . I absolutely give highest marks to these guys. If you don't have much Alpine experience, or just want the security of seasoned veterans guiding you up this mountain, then I strongly recommend you sign up with them. Thanks, guys, for a great experience!!"

George C
Highland, UT

"What a fantastic experience gaining the summit of a mountain we've gazed on from Portland for 25 years! . . . We learned a great deal, had a ton of fun, felt in very capable hands, and had the reward of summiting on a beautiful clear day. The value of being with a professional, certified, guide and guiding organization was evident throughout. Kudos to the TMG team who were responsive, supportive, and fun to work with every step of the way."

Malcolm C
Portland, OR

"We booked 2-day overnight program on Mt. Hood with Timberline Mountain Guides. Our guides were great, . . super friendly and reputable. The program did not go as planned due to inclement weather but we still had fun and good experience. The guides were definitely flexible and provided guidance during the trip. I would recommend going with them if it's your first climbing trip on Mt. Hood for sure."

Portland, OR

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Due to the limited nature of our permit, this trip is open only to climbers that have joined us on prior climbs. Generally, this program is booked in the Fall of the prior year.

Consider the following climbs to build towards the Emmons Glacier on Mount Rainier:

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