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AMBITIOUS SUMMER CAMPAIGN PLANNED BY THE MOUNTAINEERS' CLUB, OF SEATTLE, CONTEMPLATES t
Ni^W-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, SUNDAY, APRIL 4, 1909.
MOUNT RAINIER. THE PATRIARCH OF THE CASCADES, AS IT LOOKS FF )M SF./TTLP.
fCttpyrlßht, 1903 tv W P Romana)
MOUNT RAINIER SEEN FROM SPRAY PARK.
(Copyright 11MJ.S. hy A»uh«-1 CurtiJLj
PERIIJS OF MT. U AIMin.
< <ml muril fmtii thirtl ;iis".
ti:. climbers must pick iht i way in th.-ir • ff->rt
to roach the- summit Carbon and White gl:i
ciers, the latter one of the largest <>n the moun
tain, are <■• rtain to afford obstacles. The ditfi
( nltjf lies in picking a route across the ice fi« Ms
that is not broken by crevasses. Or.cc across
tin glaciers th. rt- will remain i-r;l> .1 straight,
hard climb to thi summit.
As a supplement at the end of the main climb
a selected group of the Mountaineers will make
around the sid< s ol Rainier the most remarkable
trip ever undertaken on the mountain. Th« ;r
•bj. .-t will be to travel completely around the
mountain, starting from the scei of the a.t . :-.t
on the north side, going eastward aroun.l to
Paradise Valley on the south, thence to tho
famous Indian Henry's Hunting Ground, on the
western slope, and back to th< starting- point.
The journey will be made by expert mountain
eers, and they will be obliged to carry their
supplies and blankets on their backs. Almost
all of the twenty glaciers on the mountain's si.l
must be crossed, and the dangers win be nu
merous, especially if bad weather should In
encountered when the party is miles away from
any base of supplies. This, if successful, uill
be the tirst complete circumambulation of th»
mountain, and should be of great value, fr.irn a
geographical and scientific standpoint, as even
the- Lost euvermnent niaj)3 are incomplete c.:. .
uncertain hi I
trlaclal sy stem
takp five or s i xt
while only tw 0
the mount
Geologically v
will be highly J
detailed nature ,
work by botam,
varieties of a,,,.
Rainier, the v*
higher altitcd^
line Btrang littr?
soon as the sso»a o »
border of the p~
cal specimens »,
What the succq
of course, ren^. 1
ta.k : a larje w
difficult and danj'
Only by subnisi
ande safely, ■ji
in 1007 theasM«
peaks in the (fe
Mount Baker, jfcj
Party, with less .
have enco^tere.:
party to ascend*
more people C 2;"
Hairier is the be,-
The outing <%,.
ir.a'Te a preUmin^
and visited th e J
sight of the ch>
MOUNTAINEERS CL.J
i
I
Th.- r- suit <>f th'
will be ' \h:t-'ite<l J
biiildinir of the U
ti.>n in Seattle T 1
«>f mountain aa»\
Th>- botanical cotlr.j
geological sprcime:
T!i»- s. i- ty wa*
a r«-f i tj«»n in Sfa"
A. »'• <k on hi? "
Mount Mi Kinlfy. .:
« nt at the r»tvrt»'
zama and Sierra S 1
fn.m that node,
grown. In acfcfc* i
jar. r-.t ..r,-aniiat:c:
cent "f Mount R*
bitious i p'j< el }? ;
wi!l justify th^ &'-'■
ins '•> !- ir -" ***
prop. r!y underta**
offlcrr.o ..f the » ;
Prof. -ssor E. 8 *-
ton; vlce-preiJd*
Pr. KF. 5 ]
cbairman ul \>oxzt

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