Climbing Mt. Rainier via Fuhrer Finger

June 1, 2014 - Less than a minute read

This year I really wanted to ski up in one push, leaving all the camping gear behind and acknowledging that sleep is usually insubstantial anyway.

So Mandie, Henry and I left Paradise at 5:45pm on May 31st. We crossed the upper Wilson and climbed the Finger through the night on bullet-proof snow and got on the summit dome around 11 am.

We reached the summit at 1:30pm, and after a short rest skied down, which only took 1 hour from the summit to the parking lot.

Definitely felt tired on the way up but recovery was surprisingly fast and we were already feeling good on the way down.

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