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Cascade Expedition, Rainier and Hood - May 23rd to June 1st, 2008
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Cascade Expedition, Rainier and Hood - May 23rd to June 1st, 2008

 

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Object Title: Cascade Expedition, Rainier and Hood - May 23rd to June 1st, 2008

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Rainier Photos

From May 24-27, we battled the elements for 4 bruising days on Washington's Mount Rainier(14,410') summiting via the Disappointment Cleaver Route.





Rainier rises
Mount Rainier dominates the scene above a neighorhood during our drive from Seattle to Paradise
Cloudy Rainier
Rainier from Paradise with a cool looking band of clouds wrapped around the mountain
Aaron and Rainier
"Hang 10" on the morning of Day 2 before moving up to Camp 2
Me and the Mountain
Myself in front of a cloud capped Rainier on the morning of Day 2 quite pleased that the previous day's storm has moved along!








The Gap from Muir
Cathedral Gap and Little Tahoma Peak pop into view across Upper Cowlitz Glacier during a breather in the storm
Sunrise and Tahoma
Little Tahoma Peak breaking out of the clouds as sunrise comes to Mount Rainier National Park
Nellis and Rainier
Jamie Nellis hiking on the Muir Snowfield as Rainier moves in and out of the clouds
Hood Reflector
Mount Hood greets us on a bluebird morning. Who knew taking this shot from the car would come out so well?

Hood Photos

On May 29th and 30th, Jamie and I spent two sun-soaked, beautiful Oregon days scouting the Leuthold Couloir before summiting Mount Hood(11,239') via an unnamed chute, a 55 degree hard snow/ice climb.







Illumination Saddle
Me at the Illumination Saddle during the Leuthold Couloir scouting trip, Mount Saint Helens on the horizon
 The Chute  Entrance
Above the crevasse nearing the entrance to "The Chute"
The Chute
Me double roped and double axed heading into "The Chute"
 The Chute  Crux
Detailed view of "The Chute" crux as I top out








Jamies Gully Crux
Looking down "The Chute" crux
Second Pitch in  The Jamies Gully
Working on the second section of "The Chute", the shortest pitch
Mount Hood s Shadow
Mount Hood's shadow from ~10 minutes below the summit at 7am
Escape Route
The narrow couloir providing access past the icy headwall








Apex of  The Chute
Topping out of "The Chute" with the sun just moments away
Welcome to the Sun!
Bright, sunshiny day. Summit(and crowds) just moments away
Farewell to Hood
Jamie Nellis descends the slope below the Hogsback after we unroped. Dozens of ant like climbers are visible going up the Old Chute Variation and Pearly Gates routes. It's approximately 8:30am
[img:425764:aligncenter:small:Jamie Nellis descends the slope below the Hogsback after we unroped. Dozens of ant like climbers are visible going up the Old Chute Variation and Pearly Gates routes. It's approximately 8:30am]


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