Mt. Rainier: Paradise Glacier Seminar Fun with Crevasse Rescue

Posted by: Adam Knoff, Leah Fisher | July 31, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 8,500'

The Paradise Glacier Seminar is in full effect with loads of exciting training taking place.  We have a beautiful camp at 8,500 feet on the Cowlitz Glacier surrounded by steep walls and breathtaking crevasses.  Our team is all in great spirits and thriving in what has been described as a high excitement summer camp for aspiring mountain climbers.  The weather is not as sunny as the two previous days but at least some of the forest fire smoke has subsided opening up some great views.  We are all getting psyched for our move to Camp Muir tomorrow. 

Team Paradise sends their best to family and friends. 

RMI Guide Adam Knoff

Paradise Glacier Seminarian in crevasse rescue training scenario. Photo: Adam Knoff Morning Ice Climbing on Mt. Rainier. Photo: Adam Knoff

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Climb High Laurel!
Looking forward to hearing about your adventure.
Love you!

Posted by: susan Turnquist on 8/2/2013 at 10:39 am

Hey Laurel!!!
Meg and I are thinking about you up there on the icy mountain. Great group picture! Enjoy the climbing.
We will be praying for a safe ascent tomorrow.
Love you girl!

Posted by: Susan Turnquist on 8/1/2013 at 11:21 am

Awesome, Dad!!!  You are well on your way to the summit…it’s fast approaching!  I am so proud of you, words cannot even explain…we love you so much!  Climb on!!!

Posted by: Kyle Smith on 8/1/2013 at 7:06 am

Hey Lew-

  Don’t fall in a crevasse Jack!! Make it to the top buddy. You are in our prayers!

Posted by: John walker on 8/1/2013 at 5:54 am

Best of luck Lew - a lot of wish we had the fortitude to do what you are doing.  You da man!  Prayers and best wishes all the way to the summit.

Posted by: Jim Davis on 7/31/2013 at 11:57 pm

You are in our prayers and we are praying for good weather this time. You are ready physically and mentally. Go for it. We will see you in Yellowstone. God speed my friend.
Dave

Posted by: Dave Beerbower on 7/31/2013 at 5:50 pm

Ok Lew, training is over - sleep tight.  Now is the time to climb.  Be strong. Keep your eyes on the prize. Best of luck!

Posted by: Kenny Klimes on 7/31/2013 at 5:11 pm

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