A LONG TIME AGO IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY...CAMP MUIR TIME TRIAL
Goal: To reach 10,100 feet at Camp Muir in five hours or less.
You must pass this time trial in order to proceed in the GCC.
These trials are designed to expose you to the rigors of a climb and make sure that you are developing the fitness level to climb safely. Camp Muir time trials.
If you are not able to attend, communicate with the leader as soon as possible. Please be respectful of everyone’s time and your classmates’ need to complete this task. PLAN more than enough time to reach the Paradise parking lot on Mount Rainier. Minimum three hours from Seattle. BE PREPARED when you get to the parking lot so we may all start on time. o You will need to have a national park permit. Remind other carpool mates in the event they have one already or if all will need to pitch in to purchase a day pass. CARPOOL for safety. It is a long drive and you will be tired after a full day on the mountain. Keep each other vigilant. o We usually stop for a meal (and coffee) together on the way home. This is a long day so please advise family members that you may not be able to contact them by phone until 9pm and sometimes home much later. DOUBLE-CHECK your glacier climbing equipment list and review recommended pages from Freedom of the Hills. You will learn something new every time and begin incorporating the wisdom into your mountaineering habits and behaviors. o Headaches at altitude are frequently found to be caused by dehydration rather than altitude sickness. Bring adequate hydration (and snacks) for a five-hour climb to Camp Muir and three hours back down. o There is no weight requirement for this climb, but you MUST bring your ten essentials. It might also be necessary to bring snowshoes, or other gear; your climb leader will keep you up to date.
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LEAD: OLD BEN KENOBI 720-876-7437
LEAD: BUBBA FETT