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KaskadskyjKozak

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Yesterday, after descending the gully on Shuksan, we met a family of four on their way up: father, mother, and two kids (son, daughter, ages 11, and 13, I believe).

 

They had come up the Fisher Chimneys route to boot. WAY COOL.

 

 

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Hey!

What about the fact that it was 5:40 AM!?

13 years old and she summitted Rainier by 5:40AM.

 

Woo Hoo!

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Hey!

What about the fact that it was 5:40 AM!?

13 years old and she summitted Rainier by 5:40AM.

 

Woo Hoo!

 

When did you start up? If you did sub 6 hours, yeah, pretty damn impressive.

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Totally.

And here are Olivia and I on Rainier's summit.

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had a buddy fly in from MI for Rainier who bagged our trip at the top of the cleaver...he now has a complex after showing him this pic :D

 

too cool Bug!

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These stories are Great and Very Motivating!

 

Congrats to you and your family :)

It was worth all the suffering to be with my daughter on the summit. Now we talk about it once in awhile and she still doesn't really get how big a deal it is. She made it on her first attempt!

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I have a question for you then. Was this Your first time as well?

 

and if it was, did you use a "guide service"?

5th time by the DC route 8th overall.

I had climbed for a few decades by the time I climbed Rainier so I haven't ever used a guide.

The guide services are great up there if you have the money.

 

Lots of great advice on this and the other thread. Read, practice, ask questions here and everywhere else.

btw, I sent you a PM.

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