The Trip-Finder, January 1998
Climbing Mount Rainier
The Route: Climb with rope, ice ax, and crampons to the 14,410-foot summit of the highest glaciated peak in the Lower 48, via either the Muir or Emmons Glacier route.
When to go: May to September
Travel advisory: Except for longtime park concessionaire RMI, all the listed outfitters have temporary permits. Before you plan your trip, check with each company to make sure it has a permit for the 1998 season.
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