It took over half a century before the first documented ascent of the summit was reached in 1890. Since then, this vertical terrain has become the training grounds for many a mountain expedition.
Even for the experienced mountaineer, Mt. Rainier holds numerous challenges as weather, snow, and route conditions can change at a moment’s notice. To be safe, always obtain a current weather forecast, proper mountain climbing equipment, and an experienced guide. Be prepared to turn back should conditions worsen. The mountain will still be there for another attempt.
If you plan to climb glaciers or the mountain above 10,000 feet, call 360.569.2211 for information.