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Mount Rainier via Ingraham Glacier in a Day

Photos from a climb up Ingraham Glacier to the summit of Mount Rainier, from the evening of June 5th to the afternoon of June 6th, 2018.

June 5, 2018, 7:00 pm. Less than an hour into the climb and enjoying the views of the mountain as the light begins to fad.
June 5th, 2018, 9:00pm. Working our way up to the Muir Snowfield at sunset. Pacing ourselves for the long night ahead.
June 6th, 2018, 4:00 am. We begin to zigzag around the giant crevasses on Ingraham Glacier at around 11,500 ft. 8 hours into our climb and anxious for the sun to come back up.

June 6th, 2018, 6:30 am. Stopping for a quick break as another two man rope team passes. Little Tahoma Peak (11,138 ft) in the background.
Mount Rainier, June 6th, 2018, 6:00 am. Around 13,000 ft on Ingraham Glacier. At this point we had been on the move for almost 10 hours.
June 6th, 2018, 7:00 am. Above 13k and climbing.
Mount Rainier summit, 14,411 ft. June 6th, 2018, 8:00 am. 12 hours after we started our climb from the Paradise parking lot. Once we reached the crater at the top of this massive volcano, we dropped most of our gear and walked the 1/4 mile across to the actual summit, which is a small hill on the north end of the crater rim. There were a few other climbers up there with us, so we were able to get a quick summit photo before packing up and getting off the mountain. Despite clear sky and sunshine, it was about 0 degrees Fahrenheit with the windchill. What an experience.
Dropping off into the abyss.

Camp Muir, June 6th, 2018, 11:00 am. Taking a lunch break at Camp Muir on our way down from the summit. This was our first real break after starting the climb the night before, about 16 hours earlier. Mikey fell asleep like this and was out for 30 minutes before we had to get moving again.

 

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