The Tahoma Glacier is steepest between 11,500 and 13,000 feet, where the angles varies from 30 to 40 degrees; it is over a mile wide at places with a surface alternating between smooth areas and icefalls. In early summer the Tahoma provides on of Rainier's most direct routes, but by August it can be badly crevasses.

Other Information
Driving Distance from Portland 180 miles
Driving Time from Portland 4 hours
Expected Duration Car to car in two or more days
Relevant Books Cascade Alpine Guide, Volume I by Fred Beckey
Relevant Maps Google map
Awards Qualified 16 Major NW Peaks