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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. Like this:Like … Continue reading

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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. Like this:Like Loading…

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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. Like … Continue reading

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Woman Hiking Rainier in Ball Gown Becomes Viral Sensation

A photo series of a woman hiking Mount Rainier in a ball gown in September 2012 has become something of a viral sensation. Like this:Like Loading…

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Mount Rainier begins construction of new $200,000 Muir Toilets

Park architects reports that supplies for the four new $200,000 toilets at Muir on Rainier have arrived. Mount Rainier to get new outhouse at 10,000 feet | OregonLive.com. Like this:Like Loading…

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Climbing Rainier is an enormous test but you can reach the top – seattlepi.com

The Seattle Post Intelligencer has a nice article on what is required to climb Mount Rainier. Climbing Rainier is an enormous test but you can reach the top – seattlepi.com. Like this:Like Loading…

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Mount Rainier makes changes after ranger’s deadly fall | Local & Regional | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News

Mount Rainier has re-evaluated its ranger rescue policies following the 2012 death of climbing ranger Nick Hall who fell while attempting a rescue on the Emmons Glacier. Authorities noted that Hall was not roped as is customary at the time … Continue reading

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Missoula ice climbers survive fall from Mount Rainier cliff

3 climbers survived a fall from just below the Rainier summit on the Liberty Cap route. One of the climbers “tomahawked” several hundred feet down the mountain.Missoula ice climbers survive fall from Mount Rainier cliff. Facebook discussion Like this:Like Loading…

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Paradise on Mount Rainier is 20 Degree Warmer Than Seattle in Bizarre Temperature Inversion

In a strange temperature inversion it’s almost 20 degrees warmer at Paradise on Mount Rainier than in Seattle. The above screenshot shows the forecast for Paradise on Monday, January 21, 2013 will be 60F. Like this:Like Loading…

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NPS Considering Dramatic Changes to Camp Muir on Mount Rainier

The National Park Service is considering some pretty dramatic changes to Camp Muir on Rainier (including tearing down the visitor cabin). Among the options is doing nothing. Be sure to read the actual proposals. Like this:Like Loading…

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