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Mount Rainier : a climbing guide

Author: Mike Gauthier
Publisher: Seattle : The Mountaineers, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Mike Gauthier, lead climbing and mountain rescue ranger at Mount Rainier National Park, has summited Rainier over 150 times in all seasons and conditions. Now he shares his intimate knowledge of the mountain by selecting the best 39 routes to the top. From the classic Liberty Ridge to the drama of Success Cleaver to the rarely climbed Mowich Face, Gauthier will help you choose the right climb for you. Whether  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Gauthier
OCLC Number: 41476697
Notes: "Published simultaneously in Great Britain by Cordee"--Title page verso.
Description: 187 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. The mountain. History of ascents. The national park. Planning successful climb. Safety and survival. Weather. Avalanches. Health. The mountain. How to use this guidebook --
2. The routes. List of routes. Paradise Approaches. Camp Muir Routes. Ingraham Glacier Direct and Disappointment Cleaver. Gibraltar Ledges (Gib Ledges). Gibraltar Chute (Gib Chute). Nisqually Ice Cliff and Nisqually Cleaver. Nisqually Icefall. Wapowety Cleaver and Kautz Routes. Fuhrer Finger and Fuhrer Thumb. Wilson Glacier Headwall. Kautz Glacier. Kautz Headwall. Kautz Cleaver. Longmire and Westside Road Approaches. Success Cleaver Routes. Success Couloirs. Success Cleaver. South Tahoma Headwall. Tahoma Cleaver Route. Tahoma Cleaver. Puyallup Cleaver Routes. Tahoma Glacier and the Sickle. Sunset Amphitheater : the Icecap and Headwall Couloir. Sunset Ridge. Mowich Lake and Carbon River Approaches. Mowich Face Routes. Edmunds Headwall. Central Mowich Face. North Mowich Headwall. North Mowich Icefall. Ptarmigan Ridge Routes. Ptarmigan Ridge and Ice Cliff. White River Approaches. Lower Curtis Ridge Routes. Liberty Wall : the Ice Cap and Direct. Liberty Ridge. Routes the Willis Wall. Willis Wall--Thermogenesis. Willis Wall--West Rib (Damocles Rib). Willis Wall--Central Rib. Willis Wall--East Rib. Willis Wall--East Willis Wall. Curtis Ridge. Camp Schurman Routes. Winthrop Glacier/Russell Cliffs. Emmons/Winthrop Glaciers.
Responsibility: Mike Gauthier ; foreword by Bruce Barcott.

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"Mike Gauthier, lead climbing and mountain rescue ranger at Mount Rainier National Park, has summited Rainier over 150 times in all seasons and conditions. Now he shares his intimate knowledge of the mountain by selecting the best 39 routes to the top. From the classic Liberty Ridge to the drama of Success Cleaver to the rarely climbed Mowich Face, Gauthier will help you choose the right climb for you. Whether you're looking for panoramic views or to train at 14,000 feet on steep glaciers and deep crevasses, Mount Rainier: A Climbing Guide provides all the details you'll need to get to the summit and back safely. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.

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