Mistakes in navigation while traveling to or from Camp Muir during storms and "white-outs" have resulted in lost climbers and hikers and fatalities.
Proper bearings alone will not ensure a safe trip. Camp Muir and the Muir Snowfield are nearly surrounded by glaciers .... A minor error in navigation may lead you onto these glaciers where there are numerous crevasses and other hazards. Stay on course.
Always beware of steep cliffs to the east of Camp Muir and Anvil Rock and to the east of McClure rock. These cliffs, obscured by snow and cornices in the winter, have been the site of mountaineering tragedies.
Panorama Point is a dangerous avalanche area.
White-out conditions and inclement weather can occur suddenly on the Muir Snowfield at any time.