Saturday, September 13, 2008

Until We Meet Again....

It's time to put this site on hiatus, pending another climb or another climber. Until that time, my even more random this-and-that can be found at Memory Pebble.

I certainly have not forgotten the mountain....

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

On to Camp Schurman

After dropping from Camp Curtis to the Emmons glacier (circumventing and stepping over crevasses for the first time), we followed the Montanans up to Camp Schurman. Along the way, it started to snow....

Rainier Climb: Day Two

Rainier Climb: Day Two

After some unpleasant standing around in the wet snowfall, we pitched our tents and settled in. This would be home for the next few days.

Bob and Rob's camp:

Rainier Climb: Day Two

John's camp:

Rainier Climb: Day Two

We tried to be perky and glad. But the truth is, it was a hard, hard day.

Rainier Climb: Day TwoRainier Climb: Day Two

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Brief Rest at Camp Curtis

After the endless climb up the Interglacier, it was great to look over the far side of the ridge to look down on the flowing, crevassed Emmons glacier.

Rainier Climb: Day Two

Rainier Climb: Day Two

Rainier Climb: Day Two

Looking back down the ridge: John, Bob, the Camp Curtis tent sites, Mount Ruth, and the lower Emmons. We had ascended the Interglacier from the left.

Rainier Climb: Day Two

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Conquer Childhood Cancer Act to Become Law

From the CureSearch Blog, Tuesday, July 29, 2008:

We did it! YOU did it! After years of relentless effort by so many in the childhood cancer community, including thousands of Congressional visits, and tens of thousands of letters, calls and emails to our nation’s leaders, the Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Act has become law! You, the nation’s “champions for a cure,” deserve so much credit for this remarkable achievement.

Full story here.