After 4 years the HD footage of the descent of the Historic Emmons Glacier Route was released. This route was the route of the first descent of Mount Rainier in 1948 (from the summit). We did it in 2014 during the perfect time of year to cover up almost all the crevasses on the route. The route was chalky icy up high with nasty sastrugi and ice chunks so the upper 5,000′ was skied cautiously. On the Ships Prow and lower we had spring corn conditions for a few thousand feet, really fun! On the lower 1000′ of that section it was slush. Overall doing Rainier via this route is 10,000 vertical feet and I chose to do it in four days in order to spend more time up high and give an extra day in case of bad weather.
Here is the ascent and descent condensed down to 2 minutes for the Skiing States High Point Shorts cut:
Also see the newly released Mt. Hood ski video >