7/15-7/17 Muir climb

Good morning friends and family, I’d like to give a quick report from the 7/15-17 Fred Hutch Rainier climb… We are currently enjoying some superb views at camp Muir, while completing our mountain skills training. Every body is feeling great and in excellent spirits after our delicious breakfast of bacon/eggs, pancakes and fresh brewed coffee 🙂
We plan on ascending the 1000ft to high camp before lunch, to relax and enjoy the views before our summit attempt up the DC route. Please wish us luck, and hopefully we’ll have some news of a successful summit for you tomorrow.


Dennis Haskell


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