Mt. Rainier: Paradise Glacier Seminar Checks in from Camp 1

Posted by: Adam Knoff, Leah Fisher | July 30, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier

A beautiful but smoky morning at our first camp on the Paradise Glacier.  Yesterday the team did great getting here.  Today we move camp to 8,500 feet on the Cowlitz Glacier where we will spend the next few days training before our summit attempt. 

RMI Guide Adam Knoff

First Camp on the Paradise Glacier Seminar. Photo: Adam Knoff



Hey Eric, congratulations and way to go!  You and your family never cease to amaze me with your multi-talentm. Very impressed, very inspiring!

Kimi and your team at MS

Posted by: Kimi Sato on 8/7/2013 at 7:02 am

Go Lew.  I see your toe sticking out of that tent. Make sure you eat your veggies.  Guess your singing “Climb the Highest Mountain”.

Posted by: Uncle Jake on 8/1/2013 at 7:28 am

Sorry left a word out on my last comment.  I meant, I’ll look forward to seeing pictures of you on the summit!!

Posted by: Mike Harvey on 7/31/2013 at 4:36 pm

Lew:  Way to go man!!  Good luck the rest of the way and I’ll forward to pictures of you on the summit.  You’re an animal!!

Posted by: Mike Harvey on 7/31/2013 at 4:33 pm

Dusty Looks cold up there.  Stay warm

Posted by: Joe Boguslawski on 7/31/2013 at 9:04 am

Go Dusty!!!!!

Posted by: Michelle Scharfenberger on 7/30/2013 at 1:37 pm

Awesome photo!  Way to go, Dad (Lewis Smith)!  I think about you and your dream of returning to Rainier, which has now come into fruition!  Stephanie and I are so excited for you and are amazed by your hard work and dedication while preparing for your summit bid of Rainier.  We wish the best of luck…climb well, climb efficient, and climb on!  We love you!

Posted by: Kyle Smith on 7/30/2013 at 1:11 pm

Awesome picture of your fantastic adventure!  Go for the Gold Lew!!  We are all behind you here in St. Louis.  We will be praying for you all the way. HE will be with you all the way. Remember getting to the top is optional but getting down is Mandatory (but get to the TOP!!)

Posted by: Kenny Klimes on 7/30/2013 at 11:28 am

WooHoo!  We miss you.  Your adventure looks amazing—kind of like the three bears with tent homes on snow! Love u Lew!

Posted by: Kim on 7/30/2013 at 9:20 am

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