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1833

Dr. William Fraser Tolmie guided by Indians on a "botanizing expedition" in Spray Park area.

1852

Robert S. Bailey, John Edgar and Benjamin F. Shaw climbed the south side of Mt. Rainier to near the 14,000' level.

1855

Saluskin, a Yakima Indian, guided two surveyors to Mystic Lake. The two claimed to have climbed to top of Mount Rainier.

1857

Wapowety guided Lt. August Valentine Kautz and his men to Kautz Glacier. Kautz climbed higher than others of his party, reaching a height of approximately 14,000'.

1870

Sluiskin and James Longmire guided General Hazard Stevens, Philemon Beecher Van Trump and Edmund Thomas Coleman to Bear Prairie. Stevens and Van Trump climbed to the top.

 

James Longmire and two Indians from the Cowlitz Valley guided two surveyors, Samuel Franklin Emmons and A. D. Wilson, to the Cowlitz glacier area. Emmons and Wilson climbed to the top.

1883

James Longmire, with the help of Indian Henry, guided George B. Bayley, Philemon Beecher Van Trump and William C. Ewing on the approximate route taken by Stevens and Van Trump in 1870. Longmire, Bayley and Van Trump went to the top.

1884

J. Warner Fobes, George James and Richard O. Wells hiked past Crater Lake to Spray Park, crossed the Carbon Glacier and climbed the Winthrop Glacier to the North Peak and the summit of Mount Rainier.

1887

Edward S. Ingraham climbed with a Seattle party up the northeast side of Mount Rainier to the 13,800' level.

 

Fay Fuller, on her first trip to Paradise, hiked to an elevation of 8,700', below Anvil Rock.

1888

John Muir, Daniel W. Bass, George B. Bayley, Norman O. Booth, William Keith, Edward S. Ingraham, N. Loomis, Charles Vancouver Piper, Philemon B. Van Trump and Arthur Churchill Warner were packed to Camp of the Clouds at Paradise by John Hays and Joe Stampfler. The party, except Hays, Keith and Stampfler, climbed to the top.

1889

Edward S. Ingraham, Roger S. Green, Dr. H. E. Kelsey, L. M. Lessey, Rev. E. C. Smith, J. Van. Smith and Grant Vaughn climbed from Paradise to the summit.

 

Charles H. Gove of Oregon Alpine Club and J. Nichols climbed from Paradise to the summit.

 

Nine year old Christine Van Trump "climbed with her father as far as her strength would allow." Despite having a crippling nervous disorder, she made it to the 10,000' level. Christine Falls was named in her honor.

1890

Oscar Brown claimed to have made a solo ascent of the mountain. His claim is questionable.

 

Fay Fuller joined W. O. Amsden, Leonard Longmire, Robert R. Parrish and Rev. E. C. Smith in a successful climb. The party stayed overnight at the top.

 

Solomon C. Hitchcock, Will Hitchcock, Arthur F. Knight and F. S. Van Watson climbed from Paradise to the top.

1891

Oscar Brown, Silas Balsley, P. L. Markey and A. G. Rogers climbed from Paradise with an Enumclaw flag and pole that they planted just below the summit.

 

Elcaine Longmire, his son Leonard, his daughter Susan, her friend Edith Corbett, Ed T. Allen, Miller Cooper, Hans Paulson and Dr. E. A. Stafford climbed to the top.

 

Alfred Drewry, Warren Riley and P. B. Van Trump climbed from Indian Henry's Hunting Ground, up the Tahoma Glacier to the top.

 

Frank Lowe, Grant Lowe and Frank Taggert [or Taggart] of Orting climbed the Tahoma Glacier to the top just a week after the Van Trump climb.

1892

George L. Dickson, his brother William T. Dickson, Holland W. Baker, Dr. W. G. Cassels and W. E. Daniels climbed from Paradise to top.

 

Frank Lowe and Frank Taggart [or Taggert] joined George Jones and Dr. Warren Riley from Olympia on a climb to the top.

 

Julius Schweigart guided Dr. George B. Hayes and Dr. Van Marter in the first recorded ascent of Pinnacle Peak. Their first attempt at the summit was turned back by bad weather but they reached the top on the second try.

 

Henry Carter guided the Griggs-Hewitt party, including W. W. Seymour, from Paradise to the top.

 

Len Longmire guided Lawrence Corbett to the top.

1893

William M. Bosworth, Prof. Olof Bull, Guy Evant, Arthur French, Robert Shollenberger and Walter Wolf excursion: All but Bull and Shollenberger climbed from Paradise to top.

 

W. I. Lowry and Henry M. Sarvent of the Washington Alpine Club found a Winthrop Glacier Route up Mount Rainier.

1894

Major Ingraham's Seattle party of 14, including 3 women, Dr. L. M. Lessey and H. E. Holmes, reached the top.

 

Olin D. Wheeler, of Northern Pacific Railroad, Ross Comstock, Henry M. Sarvent, Dr. Lyman B. Sperry and George M. Weister toParadise. Sarvent and 6 other climbers passed Gibraltar and reached the top.

 

Major Ingraham, Dr. L. M. Lessey, George Russel and W. N. Sheffield (P.I. photographer), guided by E. Coke Hill and R. H. Boyd on a climb sponsored by the Seattle P.I., checked on Mt. Rainier eruption report.

1895

W. M. Bosworth and Guy Evans of Tacoma returned from a month of exploration of Mount Rainier. They crossed and mapped the glaciers in their circumnavigation of the entire mountain, and climbed to the top.

 

Albert D. Durham and Roger S. Greene, Jr. climbed to the top and back to Paradise in 10 hours.

1896

A. B. Wood passed the Bull party and made the first recorded solo climb to the top.

 

An Epworth Methodist Church party of twenty-eight camped, hiked and climbed at Paradise. Of these eight climbed to the summit.

1897

Approximately two hundred Mazamas met at Paradise. Fifty eight members of the Mazamas, including Fay Fuller, climbed and registered at the top.

 

Major E. S. Ingraham and party, including Frank A. Fredericks and F. W. Hawkins, took homing pigeons up the mountain.

1898

Professor Olof Bull and party observed an immense avalanche tumbling into the Nisqually glacier. The party of 10 went on to the top, where they spent two hours exploring the craters.

 

Geological Survey party, consisting of Bailey Willis (geologist in charge), his daughter Hope, Michael Autier, F. H. Ainsworth, Prof. Henry Landes, Israel C. Russell, George Otis Smith and William B. Williams. All but Hope, Autier and Landes climbed the Winthrop-Emmons Glaciers to the crater rim.

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