Climbing Mount Rainier

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Day One

Mount Rainier

Hans Bluedorn, Nathaniel Bluedorn, David Rasmussen and sons Tyler and Dane climbed Mount Rainier on September 9-11.

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The easy part.

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More up.

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Spending the first night at Camp Muir (named after John Muir) — situated at 10,080 feet.

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Inside Camp Muir (Nathaniel: It was the most horrible place I’ve ever slept. Very cold. Very windy.)

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Hans resting up.

Day Two

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View of Mount Adams from Camp Muir.

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David Rasmussen and son

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Park helicopter bringing in supplies to Camp Muir.

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Continuing the climb up.

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Not up.

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Spending the second night on Ingraham Flats Glacier

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An important, but time-consuming part of the climb.

Day Three

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Starting out while it’s still dark.

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Here comes the sun.

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A struggle.

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I’d like to enjoy the view — but can’t breathe.

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Don’t go in there. Sasquatch moved to Rainier this summer.

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At the top.

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“Millions of dead things buried in rock layers laid down by water all over the earth.” Ken Ham

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Unidentified Rainier vegetation.

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Mission accomplished.


  1. Jill

    wow! Nathan should put his pictures in a book and sell them— beautiful!

  2. Greg

    Very impressive. I would love to conquer such a mountain someday.

  3. J. Eric

    Thanks for taking us on your adventure up Mt. Rainier. I live in Connell,WA which is almost 200 miles east of Mt. Rainier. And on a clear day we can see the top half of the mountain all the way over the Cascades here in Eastern Washington. Mt. Rainier is on Washington’s license plates too. Thanks again for the cool view!

  4. kiara

    do you guys know the vegetation for mount rainier?? i need to know it for a priject…

  5. Jason Kim

    Looks fantastic!!
    I want to climb Mt. Rainier, possibly next year.
    I wonder were there any dangerous cravas or falls during your hike course?
    I would appreciate if you e-mail me about the danger of the hiking course and advice.

    Jason Kim


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