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(FULL) MOUNT RAINIER 2021, WA
June 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – June 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm UTC+0
JUNE 2021: Exact Dates To Be Determined. This is a 5 day adventure – 3 Days of Hiking, 2 Days of Travel.
Waypoint Vets and Veteran Adventure Group are teaming up to deliver an intense and incredibly rewarding hike up to the summit of Mount Rainier in Washington State.
Veterans will tackle a 9,000′ elevation gain over the course of 3 days, taking in surreal views and challenging terrain along the way. A definite bucket list achievement!!
Day 1: Veterans travel / fly to Washington State, transport to lodging. We will conduct gear layouts, gear and grocery store runs, and have dinner together to discuss the climb.
Day 2: Set out toward Mount Rainier at 6:00am and link up by 8:00am at “Paradise”. We will do one final gear check and begin our hike up to Camp Muir. Upon arriving at base camp, we will set up tents, make water, eat, and rest.
Day 3: Breakfast, then mountaineering school. We expect everyone to participate in the school regardless of skill level. We will eat a late lunch and do a brief on the conditions. Based on the condition report, we will set a time to wake up for our summit push (typically between 11pm and 3am). You’ll be encouraged to rest before we set out.
Day 4: Set out toward Summit. Start time is typically between 11:00pm and 3:00am. Depending on the conditions, we will spend no longer than 1 hour at the summit. We will then head back to the tents. When we arrive back at Camp Muir you’ll have about an hour to recover, repack, and then you’ll head back down to Paradise. Usually teams get back to Paradise anywhere from 4-7pm. This will be a long, difficult day with nearly constant movement.
Day 5: We will collect, clean, and inspect all gear, say our goodbyes, then flights home.