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Archive for the month “June, 2012”

Horrible news on Rainier

Just terrible news coming out of Rainier, the death of climbing ranger Nick Hall on Thursday, just 34 years old, engaged in a rescue on Emmons Glacier. All of my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

 

 

 

Back in Action

It has been a while since my last post. Chalk it up to the crazy academic life, which at times gets out of control. Such was the case last semester. I write from Boulder CO, where I am lucky enough to be teaching a short course at CUB. This allows me to get into the mountains, to get some good rides in at some altitude, and to generally prepare for a 6 days course and climb on Rainier next month. The highlight so far has been the nice climb up Gray’s, just to get at 14 K, with a decent size pack, and the new boots. Very fun day, and a privilege to climb with Alan Arnette. Here we are on a gorgeous, if quite windy summit.

summit Gray’s

summit Gray's

Gray’s Peak, with Alan Arnette, 17 June 2012

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