Trivium Pursuit

Climbing Mount Rainier

Day One

Mount Rainier

Hans Bluedorn, Nathaniel Bluedorn, David Rasmussen and sons Tyler and Dane climbed Mount Rainier on September 9-11.

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The easy part.

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Up.

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More up.

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Spending the first night at Camp Muir (named after John Muir) — situated at 10,080 feet.

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Inside Camp Muir (Nathaniel: It was the most horrible place I’ve ever slept. Very cold. Very windy.)

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Hans resting up.

Day Two

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View of Mount Adams from Camp Muir.

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David Rasmussen and son

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Park helicopter bringing in supplies to Camp Muir.

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Continuing the climb up.

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Not up.

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Spending the second night on Ingraham Flats Glacier

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An important, but time-consuming part of the climb.

Day Three

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Starting out while it’s still dark.

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Here comes the sun.

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A struggle.

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I’d like to enjoy the view — but can’t breathe.

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Don’t go in there. Sasquatch moved to Rainier this summer.

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At the top.

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Down.

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“Millions of dead things buried in rock layers laid down by water all over the earth.” Ken Ham

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Unidentified Rainier vegetation.

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Mission accomplished.

8 Responses to “Climbing Mount Rainier”

  1. Jill Says:

    wow! Nathan should put his pictures in a book and sell them— beautiful!

  2. Greg Says:

    Very impressive. I would love to conquer such a mountain someday.

  3. Christine Says:

    When we saw Nathan last year at the dance, he mentioned that his parents had revised their “Teaching the Trivium” book and added a new chapter called “Adventure!”

    I guess he wasn’t joking like I thought he was!

    Wow!

    Love in Christ,
    Christine

  4. J. Eric Says:

    Thanks for taking us on your adventure up Mt. Rainier. I live in Connell,WA which is almost 200 miles east of Mt. Rainier. And on a clear day we can see the top half of the mountain all the way over the Cascades here in Eastern Washington. Mt. Rainier is on Washington’s license plates too. Thanks again for the cool view!

  5. Rene Says:

    This must have been amazing! Thanks for following me on twitter.

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  7. kiara Says:

    do you guys know the vegetation for mount rainier?? i need to know it for a priject…

  8. Jason Kim Says:

    Looks fantastic!!
    I want to climb Mt. Rainier, possibly next year.
    I wonder were there any dangerous cravas or falls during your hike course?
    I would appreciate if you e-mail me about the danger of the hiking course and advice.

    Jason Kim

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