Getting ready to head down...

Getting ready to head down from Climbing Mt.Rainier on Aug 9 1969. Check out the length of the ice axe and yes, that is Mt. St. Helens in the background, pre eruption.

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Martin Cash

Martin Cash - Dec 20, 2002 7:30 am - Hasn't voted

I love this photo

What a great shot. There are lots of Mount Rainier Summit pictures looking south on this site, but this is my favorite. The combination of the old fashioned equipment, especially the ice axe, and the view of pre-eruption Mount St. Helens make it a classic.

Dean

Dean - Dec 20, 2002 7:41 am - Hasn't voted

Re: I love this photo

I wasn't going to even post this pic as I really don't like posting pics with me in them but your comments make me glad I did. Thank you.



BTW, I never got tired of the views from Camp Muir when the clouds formed below.

mfox79

mfox79 - Sep 25, 2007 7:36 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice one Dean

Yet another great shot.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Oct 1, 2007 1:19 pm - Hasn't voted

GREAT classic picture...

I won't call it an old picture. I climbed Rainier from this side in 1984 - ALWAYS loved what was left of St. Helens peeking up above the clouds. Did a lot of scrambles with the Tacoma Mountaineers during the 80's. Remember seeing the wooden-handled ice axes, carried by the "more-seasoned." I didn't ever run into any MOOSE, though! TAKE CARE, Dean !!!

(I didn't even run into Fred Beckey.)

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Oct 11, 2007 2:37 am - Voted 10/10

I agree with Martin

I love this photo too. I can't believe I didn't notice it earlier.

Dean

Dean - Oct 11, 2007 8:23 am - Hasn't voted

Re: I agree with Martin

Thanks Anya. It is hard for me to believe that almost 40 years have passed since I did this mountain. Of course, I'm still loving every minute I can get to be in the mountains.

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