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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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