Ingraham Direct 2016

May 10th

Climbers have already started avoiding the Ingraham Direct due to worsening crevasse crossings and increased chance of rockfall as the route moved closer to Gibraltar Rock.  Guide services have climbed the cleaver and thus a good "kicked-in" trail has been established (for now).  Know your crevasse rescue skills if you choose to attempt the Ingraham Direct and also be cautious of lingering weak layers in the snowpack.  There is no avalanche forecasting for the upper mountain on Rainier so teams must be able to assess avalanche danger themselves. 

For 2015 route conditions, photos, and information follow this link:  Ingraham Direct 2015.