Trip: Mt Rainier - kautz

Date: 6/27/2017

Trip Report:
Kautz route in Really good shape. No ice. Easy route finding. Minimal cravasses. Boot path in place to help with navigation and steep snow.

Crossed nisqually highier than expected.
Turtle snow field steeper than expected.
Approach to 10400ft camp longer than expected.
9hr to camp.
Summit day snow was firm and beautiful.
6hrs camp to summit.
Carried over and descended the dc.



Gear Notes:
Carried extra ice screws but they were not need.

Approach Notes:
Do more calf raise. Approach is steeper than to camp muir.