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Washington Senate Renames Rainier to Mount Seattle Seahawks

The Washington Senate has renamed Rainier “Mount Seattle Seahawks” and changed its park name to “12th Man National Park.” You just knew they couldn’t let a Colorado move go unanswered.

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Road to Paradise To Be Open 7 Days A Week in 2013-14 Winter

The National Park Service plans to keep the road to Paradise open 7 days a week during the winter of 2013-2014. Last season it was closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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3 Injured in 50 Foot Fall Into Emmons Glacier on Rainier

Three climbers fell 50 feet into Emmons Glacier about 3:30 a.m., Sunday, September 1. The three were airlifted separately. Two of them are critically injured.

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Peak Wildlfower Season on Mount Rainier

It’s peak wildflower season on Mount Rainier and of course the photos are beautiful.

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Hooligans for Heroes Soccer Fans Plan Soccer Game Atop Rainier on June 14, 2014

A group of Detroit soccer fans is planning to a soccer game atop Rainier on June 14, 2014 in a “MISSION: Soccer on the Summit.” Team Hooligans will play Team Heroes, constituted of military members, to raise money for the … Continue reading

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Roundtrip from Paradise to Rainier Summit in 4 hours 19 minutes and 23 seconds

Nick Elson and Eric Carter claim to have made a roundtrip climb/ski down (skiing mountaineering or “skimo”) from Paradise to Rainier in 4 hours 19 minutes and 23 seconds. The climb was on May 20, 2013 but had just been … Continue reading

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Mount Rainier NP Plans to Eliminate CH-47 Helicopter Rescues

Mount Rainier National Park officials are preparing to release a plan to eliminate hoist operations from military CH-47 Chinook helicopters for rescues. The helicopters were the fastest means of rescue but the process was also very risky at 15,000 feet. … Continue reading

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Bronka Sundstrom at 77 Is Oldest to Climb Rainier

Bronka Sundstrom, 77, is the oldest to climb Rainier. Bronka climbed the peak in a 19 hour roundtrip from Paradise rather than the frequent jumping off point at Camp Muir. At 77, she summits Mount Rainier – seattlepi.com.

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Sunrise Area at Mount Rainier Opened Earlier Than Usual on Friday, June 28

Sunrise on Rainier opened earlier than usual on Friday, June 28, 2013. Sunrise Area at Mount Rainier Opens Friday – Summer – Bonney Lake-Sumner, WA Patch.

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Houston Chronicle on Coverage of Rescue of Texas Rainier Climbers That Led to Death of Rainier Ranger

The Houston Chronicle has thorough coverage and photos of the 2012 rescue on Rainier of a Texas climbing party that led to the accident of one of the rangers rescuing them. Timeline: Tragedy on Mt. Rainier – Houston Chronicle.

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