Mt. Rainier

Mount Rainier is a huge dormant volcano, towering in isolation above the surrounding forested highlands. It is the largest mountain of the Cascade range, and it is more glaciated than any other peak in the contiguous United States. Five glaciers originate on the summit, and there are many others that have developed in cirques on the mountain's slopes. The Emmons Glacier is the largest glacier in the contiguous United States, flowing six miles from the summit down the northeast slopes

Mountain Facts

Previous Name

 Tahoma

Elevation (feet)

 14,410

Elevation (meters)

 4,392

Location

Central Washington Cascades

Latitude

 46 51' 10" N

Longitude

 21 45' 31" W

Best Climbing Months

 May, June, July, August

Year First Climbed

 1870

First Climber(s)

 Hazard Stevens and
 P.B. van Trump

Volcanic Status

 Dormant

Most Recent Eruption

 possibly 1894

Climbs

# Date Route Party Members Trip Reports
  July 10 2004 Muir (no summit)

 Scott

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 8   

July 25 2002

Disappointment Cleaver

Shaun, Frank, Josh, Steve, Rich

Photos
7

July 20 2002

Sherman

Scott

Photos
6

Aug 11 2001

Disappointment Cleaver

Scott

Photos
5

Aug 15 2000

Disappointment Cleaver

Seth, Scott, Kevin, Bruce, Jen

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4

?

Disappointment Cleaver

Kevin, Jerry

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3

July 16 1992

Disappointment Cleaver

Jim

Photos
2

Aug 5-7 1989

Disappointment Cleaver

Eric

Photos
1

July 4-5 1989

Disappointment Cleaver

Eric, Tagenfoster, class

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