Shop for Mt Rainier

Located 54 miles southeast of Seattle and a short drive from Whittaker Mountaineering in Ashford, WA, Mt. Rainier stands at 14,411 feet and is the most heavily glaciated peak in the lower 48 states. P.B. Van Trump and General Hazard Stevens made the first documented successful climb of Mt. Rainier, originally called "Tacoma" by native tribes, on August 17, 1870, via the Gibraltar route. Today, about 10,000 people attempt the summit each year independently or with guiding services, and 90% of those attempt via routes from the southeast originating from Camp Muir, usually between May and September. About half of all attempts are successful with failure due to weather or climber conditioning.

The following gear list is approved by our partner Rainier Mountaineering Inc. for its guided climbs of Mt. Rainier. For the Mountain Logic™ behind these selections, read the Rainier Four Day Summit Climb Gear Guide from RMI and Whittaker Mountaineering. See "Items Needed for Independent Climbs" at the bottom of this page for additional gear we recommend for independent climbs.

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