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Gear for Climbing Mount Rainier

An article I wrote for Adventure World Magazine just went live. I’m super excited… I had a ton of fun with it. The assignment was a gear review, but they let me tell a bit of the story, as well, which was especially entertaining for me as

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From the Way Back:  Mount Rainier flowers.

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Summit!

A Woman’s Place is on Top of Mount Rainier from Sara Lingafelter on Vimeo. I’m freshly home from Mount Rainier via a wacky day at work… I was able to piece together the video I took during the trip to make a “friends and

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Countdown to Mount Rainier: Packing Day Two

I cannot believe that I start with this enormous pile of gear, and wind up with a nicely packed pack, weighing in at a mere 35 lbs before adding my water bladder and bottles. Awesome. I’m missing my ice axe (it’s meeting me in Ashford, thanks

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Countdown to Mount Rainier: Packing Day One

Or, in other words: I just practiced peeing standing up. And then, I almost forgot to put the seat down. It’s Monday of Rainier week.  I’m not officially on the move until our gear check at 3pm on Wednesday down in Ashford at Whittaker Mountaineering.  For

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Accident on Mount Rainier, Emmons Route, 7/27/2010

Early reports are coming in of an accident on the Emmons Route on Rainier yesterday.  Here’s word so far, from King 5. My thoughts go out to the team involved, the climbers’ families, and the other parties on the mountain.  Take care out there.  Will update if

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Six weeks to Mount Rainier. Um, I mean, five.

Five weeks. Give or take a day or two. If I were sticking strictly to my training schedule, this week would hold: 90 minutes of cross training (aka, rock climbing) 1 hour of cardio a 1.5 hour hike with 35 lbs of weight two rest days a three hour