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Expedition Archives: Rainier

 

Rainier via Kautz Ice Chute: Day 1

June 9, 2019

Mt. Rainier is one of my favorite mountains…  I am fortunate to be 4 for 5 up there, twice on the Emmons and thrice on the DC, most recently as a team leader in July 2017. It is a sacred place for me, actually, and always provides that unique combination of challenge and beauty and … Continue reading Rainier via Kautz Ice Chute: Day 1

 
 

Rainier via Kautz Ice Chute: Day 2

June 10, 2019

Here is a video summary of the day’s climb. This version without soundtrack, so you can hear the snow and the wind, and our chatter…. This version with the soundtrack that hummed in my mind during the ascent… I slept fine that night. For the most part. An odd feature of being guided is that … Continue reading Rainier via Kautz Ice Chute: Day 2