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    How to Climb Mt. Rainier: A Nonclimber's Quest

    fileWhat does it take for a nonclimber (me, for example) to climb Mt. Rainier? I'm about a week away from finding out. At 14,411 feet, the fifth-highest peak in the Lower 48, Mt. Rainier in Washington presents every type of peakbagger (ambitious hikers, limit-pushing rock scramblers, nontechnical sport climbers) with an enticing challenge -- with so much snow and ice guarding the summit, is there a safe way an amateur climber to reach the top? I'll learn first-hand during a 2-day summit attempt ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on July 16, 2010 5:56 PM & Tagged Climbing, Freedom of the Hills, Mike Gauthier, The Mountaineers and mt. rainier | permalink | Comments

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