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lukehumphrey
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May 2-3 - Mt. Rainier - Fuhrer Finger
« on: 05/06/15, 03:18 PM »

Not sure if it's bad form to paste in a link to another forum site, but here's a TR from a ski descent on the Fuhrer Finger http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1138205.
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Re: May 2-3 - Mt. Rainier - Fuhrer Finger
« Reply #1 on: 05/06/15, 03:48 PM »

"I really can't believe a skier of my questionable ability actually made it down this thing."

Love your honesty, and way to get up there! Altitude sickness is nothing to be embarrassed about, that 12k' level can be a real bear for anyone. Plus the best skiing is definitely from there down!
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Re: May 2-3 - Mt. Rainier - Fuhrer Finger
« Reply #2 on: 05/06/15, 03:51 PM »

Nice report - I was heading up to Muir on Saturday and it was blazing and wondered about the Finger.  Tried it last year and stopped about the same elevation because of nausea, which made for tough skiing until we got into the Finger.

This line made me laugh (in regards to rockfall in the Finger):  "Turns out the upper Wapowety Cleaver is kind of a dick."
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Re: May 2-3 - Mt. Rainier - Fuhrer Finger
« Reply #3 on: 05/07/15, 12:17 PM »

Fun read; glad you made it down safely!
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