Probably my favorite shot of Mt. Rainier, this one from
a high point north of 5,500+ ft. Moraine Park. The most
striking feature is Liberty Ridge. "The remarkable profile and protrusion from its flanking walls gives Liberty Ridge a purity of line... Liberty Ridge apparently was not attempted before the first assent in
late September 1935, when the climb was done under very icy conditions, SLOWING the party so they had to bivouac at 11,000 ft and again on the summit. The route has become POPULAR for parties not objecting to continuous EXPOSURE and the possibility of STONEFALL." - Fred Beckey Also visible is 10,775 ft Thumb Rock, and the imposing beauty of the Liberty Cap Glacier ice cliffs.Tree-covered Mineral Ridge is seen at the left. A HEALTHY Carbon Glacier completes the scene, blanketed with fresh snow from the day before. (Photo taken in June of 1985, scanned from 35mm photo.)
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