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Tag Archives: Washington
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.
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.
It’s peak wildflower season on Mount Rainier and of course the photos are beautiful.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
A photo series of a woman hiking Mount Rainier in a ball gown in September 2012 has become something of a viral sensation.