Start from the White River ranger station (360)569-6030 at 4,300ft.
Follow the White River 3.1 miles to tree line and possible camping at Glacier Basin around 6000ft.
Continue up the Interglacier (crevasses) to Camp Curtis at 8,500 ft. and more possible camping. Descend slightly at the top of the ridge down onto the Emmons Glacier and continue up a short distance to the standard high camp at Camp Schurman and Steamboat Prow at 9,450 ft.
From Schurman head up and left to a 1,500 ft. snowy ramp called the Corridor.
Above the Corridor the climbing steepens and trends right to the bergschrund which may be tricky to cross depending on conditions.
Above the bergschrund one more steep section awaits before the summit.
Descend the route.
NE side of Rainier.
Glacier gear with snow pro.
climbers above the corridor
Camp Schurman. Emmons Glacier Route. June 2011
Descent on Emmons. Becky, Jake, Joel, Scotty.
Little Tahoma Peak as seen from the Emmons Glacier...
Descent, looking back up at Rainier as I made the ...
Summit Crater of Mt. Rainier. June 2011
|Comments on Emmons Glacier
|By Bryson Slothower|
Jun 24, 2007
A flood during the winter of 2007 washed out much of the trail between the White River ranger station and Glacier Basin. While the trial is being rebuilt there is yellow flag tape marking the route for about a mile. Expect loose rock in washed out gullies and downed trees to delay travel a bit.
From: Denver, CO
Nov 21, 2008
FA: Reverend J. Warner Fobes, George James, and Richard O., 1884.
For more FA info, and a lot more beta on the route, see this.
|By Sarah Kate|
From: Boulder, CO
May 5, 2009
Fewer people, totally stunning, moderate route up the back of the White Giant. Do it early in the season to avoid having to do massive hauls around the bergschrund.
From: Stone Ridge, NY
Aug 5, 2013
rating: Easy Snow
Left trailhead at 6pm, summited a little after daybreak. Done this way, there is excellent firm snow the whole way.