We will depart the Snow Lake trailhead at 7 AM on June 26th and hike along the trail until we reach Snow Lake. From there, we will ascend on snow using crampons and ice axes as conditions dictate. We will use a fixed line to ascend the summit pinnacle. After enjoying the views, we will rappel off the summit pinnacle and retrace our route to return to the trailhead.
Climb team members can either join us at a campsite at Big Creek campground the night before the climb or drive up early on the morning of the climb.
Additional Costs: depending on how many people and cars we have at the campsite, camping will cost an additional $5-15 per person. Vehicle entry into Mount Rainier National Park is $30 per car. Our ability to carpool to share costs will be limited due to COVID restrictions. Please keep these costs in mind as they are not covered by the climb application fee.
What to Expect After Applying: please apply by May 23rd for initial consideration. After May 23rd, I will select the climb team and alternates and notify everyone via email of their status by the end of May. My goal in selecting a climb team is to create a well balanced group with a diverse range of skills, backgrounds, and experiences.
Financial Aid: please see this page for information about the Mazamas' financial aid program.
Note: Christine Troy will be leading this climb as a provisional lead with full climb leader Lynne Pedersen supervising and evaluating.
Registration is Closed