Mount Rainier: A Climbing Guide (A Climbing Guide) 2nd Edition

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* 41 principal routes and their variations, with aerial photos and route overlays

* Extensive material on Rainier's unique weather, terrain, high altitude and glacier training opportunities, and more

* Features sidebars on mountain history, Rainier personalities, and dramatic rescues
One of author Mike Gauthier's primary duties as Lead Climbing Ranger for Mount Rainier National Park was advising climbing parties about what to expect on the mountain. Name any route on Rainier, and he can describe its rewards and specific challenges (he's summited Rainier more than 170 times during all seasons and under intense conditions). Whether you choose the classic Liberty Ridge route, the drama of Success Cleaver, or the rarely attempted Mowich Face, Gauthier provides all the details you'll need for a successful and enjoyable climb.
This edition presents the information on logistics, regulations, and permits. It includes expanded material on understanding and surmounting Rainier's famed glaciers; tips on selecting a guide service; excellent mountaineering training sites around Rainier for those bound for the world's highest peaks; and bonus routes on adjacent Little Tahoma, Washington's third highest peak.

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MIKE GAUTHIER is the lead climbing ranger at Mount Rainier National Park. In 1998, he was named a Wilderness Rescue Hero by the American Red Cross. In 2004, Men's Journal named him one of the 25 Toughest Men in America. He lives in Mount Rainier National Park.

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A great starting place for anybody wanting to challenge the Washington landmark...Literally discusses everything you'd want to know about Rainier before you leave home. (Idaho Falls Post Register)

Author Mike Gauthier is a veteran climber and the lead climbing and mountain rescue ranger at Mount Rainier, so you're in good hands. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

If you're looking for an experienced author, it doesn't get much better than this: [Mike Gauthier is] the lead climbing ranger at the park. (Everett Herald)

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