Saturday, July 4, 2009

Rainier, revisited

Everytime I do a "revisited" blog, you know that something's coming up. It's summer, it's hot and therefore I need some time off, a retreat to a cooler environment and a bit of adventure. It's time to revisit Mt Rainier, elevation 14,411 ft (4,392 m), a volcano situated in the proximity of Seattle, Washington.

I'll team-up with Paul (been to Colorado together last year, awesome guy and a serious climber) and we'll try the Emmons-Winthrop Glacier Route. Weather forecast doesn't look bright, we can only hope for a window of opportunity and we'll give it a shot.

I'll be away from Monday, July 6th - Saturday, July 11th. No acces to internet, limited cell phone coverage, literally in the boonies. Here's a preview from two years ago, Camp Muir and Disappointment Cleaver Route.

Click on the pictures to see a sharper image, or follow the link to see the whole series:

The mighty Rainier

Sunrise over Little Tahoma

Surreal colors on the slopes of the mountain

Taking a break in the thin air

Tiny little climbers contemplating
the immense glacier looming above