We’re continuing our 40+ year tradition on Mount Rainier with our 41st annual JanSport climb! Climbers arrived in Seattle on Saturday, made their way to Ashford, Washington, and met up with their guides at International Mountain Guides (IMG).

The group of 16 climbers, comprised of JanSport employees, retail customers, and media from around the world, are split into two teams that will climb two separate routes up the mountain: the DC team and the Emmons team. Follow along all this week and we’ll provide photos and updates of the DC team’s ascent up Mount Rainier.

Day one on the mountain focused on training the team in mountain safety and survival. Despite a wet start, everyone is in high spirits and excited to get up the mountain!