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Title: Rainier, up NI, ski FF: elusive 10,600' bridge run
Post by: CascadeClimber on 03/31/13, 03:33 PM
I finally got my continuous ski from Columbia Crest to the Nisqually River Bridge yesterday. Not the best conditions I've ever had, but plenty good enough for a man of modest skiing abilities. I got to the top via the Nisqually Icefall.

Pics and prose here:

http://www.cascadeclimber.com/blog/?p=236

Best weekend weather I can remember in March, too. :D

Edited the title lest anything think I skied the Nisqually Icefall. Not this time :)


Title: Re: Rainier, Nisq. Icefall, elusive 10,600' bridge run
Post by: freeskier on 03/31/13, 05:03 PM
Just read your full report on your blog. Great write-up. Thanks!


Title: Re: Rainier, Nisq. Icefall, elusive 10,600' bridge run
Post by: peteyboy on 03/31/13, 05:38 PM
No one of modest skiing abilities skis off the summit of Rainier.  Brilliant job.


Title: Re: Rainier, Nisq. Icefall, elusive 10,600' bridge run
Post by: jwplotz on 03/31/13, 06:14 PM
Nice report Loren. 10,600 vf of skiing is a whopper. Had it been me, I would have taken my skis off after around 7,000 vf and walked for a while just to remember what it was like.


Title: Re: Rainier, Nisq. Icefall, elusive 10,600' bridge run
Post by: Oyvind_Henningsen on 03/31/13, 06:35 PM
Congratulations Loren !  Awesome !


Title: Re: Rainier, up NI, ski FF: elusive 10,600' bridge run
Post by: dahu on 04/01/13, 11:33 AM
Excellent Loren!  Impressive and well done.  Chapeau bas.


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