2009-07-29 Mt. Rainier Summit - Disappointment Cleaver Route

Gear check at “Alpine Ascents” office the day before (in Seattle)   DSC00818  Gear check at “Alpine Ascents” office the day before (in Seattle) --> Preparing to depart from Paradise, day 1 (elevation 5,400 feet)   DSC00821  Preparing to depart from Paradise, day 1 (elevation 5,400 feet) --> DSC00823 -->
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DSC00831 --> Heading up Muir Snowfield   DSC00832  Heading up Muir Snowfield --> DSC00833 -->
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DSC00847 --> First night at Camp Muir, elevation 10,080 feet   DSC00849  First night at Camp Muir, elevation 10,080 feet --> DSC00850 -->
DSC00851 --> DSC00852 --> Kitchen and dining room tent, camp Muir   DSC00855  Kitchen and dining room tent, camp Muir -->
DSC00857 --> Rainbow after thunder storm   DSC00858  Rainbow after thunder storm --> DSC00861 -->
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Roping up to cross Cowlitz Glacier and up to Cathedral Rocks, day 2   DSC00867  Roping up to cross Cowlitz Glacier and up to Cathedral Rocks, day 2 --> Ingraham Glacier from Cathedral Rocks. Little Tahoma Peak (11,138 feet)   DSC00868  Ingraham Glacier from Cathedral Rocks. Little Tahoma Peak (11,138 feet) --> DSC00869 -->
Looking back to Cowlitz Glacier and Camp Muir   DSC00870  Looking back to Cowlitz Glacier and Camp Muir --> DSC00872 --> DSC00873 -->
DSC00874 --> Heading up Cathedral Rocks   DSC00875  Heading up Cathedral Rocks --> Approaching high camp on Ingraham Flats, elevation 11,200 feet   DSC00876  Approaching high camp on Ingraham Flats, elevation 11,200 feet -->
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DSC00888 --> Digging a place to sit   DSC00894  Digging a place to sit --> DSC00896 -->
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Sunset at high camp   DSC00923  Sunset at high camp --> Departing for summit around 11pm   DSC00925  Departing for summit around 11pm --> Reaching the summit around 5am, elevation 14,410 feet   DSC00928  Reaching the summit around 5am, elevation 14,410 feet -->
DSC00929 --> Sunrise over summit crater   DSC00935  Sunrise over summit crater --> DSC00936 -->
DSC00939 --> DSC00941 --> Inside the crater, relaxing before the 9000 feet descend back to Paradise   DSC00942  Inside the crater, relaxing before the 9000 feet descend back to Paradise -->
On the way down, making way for people coming up   DSC00945  On the way down, making way for people coming up --> DSC00946 --> Top of Disappointment Cleaver   DSC00949  Top of Disappointment Cleaver -->
DSC00950 --> Looking down on Emmons Glacier   DSC00952  Looking down on Emmons Glacier --> DSC00953 -->
Looking down on Ingraham Glacier and high camp   DSC00954  Looking down on Ingraham Glacier and high camp --> DSC00957 --> DSC00963 -->
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