Rainier in early Sept?

Rainier in early Sept?

Joined: January 26th, 2004, 5:02 pm

June 6th, 2005, 4:36 pm #1

What is the likelyhood of success in attempting Rainier (guided) in early Sept?
I just noticed that the nps.gov website mentions that early summer is the best time to attempt the summit. What kind of conditions make late summer/early fall less than ideal?

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Joined: January 20th, 2004, 10:33 pm

June 6th, 2005, 10:20 pm #2

What kind of conditions make late summer/early fall less than ideal?

Generally: Lack of snow bridges, open crevasses, icy conditions after the snow melts off, shorter daylight hours, and deteriorating weather.


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