Layering Guide for Mount Rainier
June 26, 2022
Mt. Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the continental US, making it a great training ground for big peaks like Everest.
Reaching the summit via any route requires a vertical elevation gain of more than 9,000 feet with a heavy pack & sleeping on a glacier at altitude. Your kit needs to be ready for a variety of conditions - layering is essential.
This is our go-to recommended layering kit for climbing Mt. Rainer
Good Base Layers wick moisture away from your body and dry quickly because the last thing you want is a wet shirt when the sun starts to set and the temps drop.
Insulating Layers work keep you warm in a variety of conditions. Having both a thinner 'active' insulating layer, alongside a quality down jacket, will maximize your kit's versatility & minimize weight. Our Limitless Grid Fleece also makes for an excellent active layer.
When the weather gets bad, having breathable waterproofing and wind proof layers that can protect you from the elements is essential.
The Altitude Parka is the ultimate insurance policy for harsh conditions on Mt. Rainer and will help to ensure your comfort and recovery at camp.