I have decided to take on Mount Rainier! In doing so I needed to make sure I had the appropriate gear to assist me in accomplishing my goal of summiting. Here is everything you will need to climb a mountain in extreme cold weather conditions. 

Mount Rainier (source www.summitpost.org)

So You Want to Climb Mt Rainier?

Mount Rainier is a unique mountain within the contiguous United States. No other mountain is as extensively glaciated or has as much prominence. The scale and character of Mt. Rainier is more akin to an Alaskan or Andean peak. The highest trailhead requires the climber to gain 9,000 feet of elevation to reach the summit, as much as from Everest ABC to its summit. The weather on Mt. Rainier changes remarkably quickly, typically for the worse. Blizzards are not uncommon in August, and the high winds and moisture laden air sap heat and wilt down insulation. If you are planning an attempt on Rainier there are a few things you should know. This article includes tips I have gleaned from over two decades and dozens of climbs on ‘The Mountain’. Bear in mind that this article is not a substitute for proper instruction or experience. Mt. Rainier kills climbers almost every year.


Joby Gorrilla Pod Stand

iphone 6

2 TB External Hard Drive

Garmin Foretrex 401 GPS



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Panasonic 4k Camcorder

Mophie Rugged Charger

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