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.
|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|