This route is the shortest to Rainier's summit, but not necessarily the fastest. It was named for Hans Fuhrer, the guide who led its first ascent. This climb should be done before mid-July to avoid large crevasses on the Nisqually Glacier.

Other Information
Driving Distance from Portland 180 miles
Driving Time from Portland 4 hours
General Route Info summitpost
Expected Duration Car to car in two or more days
Relevant Books Cascade Alpine Guide: Columbia River to Stevens Pass by Fred Beckey
Relevant Maps USGS Mt Rainier East Google map
Awards Qualified 16 Major NW Peaks
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