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rainier ski descent info...

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any idea where i can get some info on best routes for an early may descent on rainier? climbed emmons last summer and it appeared pretty doable with good weather/routefinding...not sure it is the best though...

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Emmons is ok, lots of crevasses except in the corridor

Furher Finger is skiable, I think someone posted a TR earlier this year.

Gib Chute is also skiable..

any others?? confused.gif

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Kautz and Fuhrer Finger are probably the two best ones that come to mind. These don't involve as much crevasse danger as descents such as Emmons do.

 

On a descent down the Kautz we were about 1/3 of the way down the ice chute/tounge and were able to find a ski route through the icefall that dropped us down on Camp Hazard. Pretty cool skiing a icy cravassed ramp with seracs towering over you and then suddenly end up skiing into Camp Hazard. No climbing back up from the base of the ice chute/tounge! bigdrink.gif

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