Wednesday, July 2, 2008

They made it!

Summit achieved! In a miracle of perfect weather, Kurt and Mary summited Mt. Rainier yesterday. Bracketed on either side by thunderstorms, their weather window was perfect. They climbed about 8000 vertical feet, and then skied down about 4000 vertical feet. They were the only people out there with skis, everyone else was just climbing. Their guide had brought along a plastic sled in case they needed to carry anything extra, and at the top, they gave the sled to some climbers who sledded down Rainier! HOW FUN and INSANE is that???

Congratulations, Kurt and Mary!!! Well done!

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