TMG has been awarded a permit to guide Mount Rainier’s Emmons Glacier continuously since 2008, under the Commercial Use Authorization. We will announce the dates for our climb in 2023 as soon as we have confirmation of our permit. Please check in with us on November 1st for more information.
Our trip will begin outside the park, at Crystal Mountain, where we’ll meet early on the first day of our trip for a gear check and pre-climb briefing. Then we will head in to the White River trailhead, for a midday hike to our first camp at Glacier Basin at about 6,000 feet. This is a great day to get some mileage beneath us and begin to adjust to elevation. On the second day, we’ll make a big effort that will bring us all the way to Camp Schurman at 9,400 feet. We have allocated day three as our first chance to summit, but we also have Day four as well, which can be used as an alternate summit day, in the event of bad weather on day three. We will plan to hike out on the morning of day five at the latest.
Rainier is one of the jewels of the Cascades Mountains. Our program provides ample time to practice skills, and also take time to appreciate the beauty of the park both above and below treeline.