See final trip report for this Mount Rainer ski descent
Update – Sunday AM:
Sounds like it was a terrific climb and ski, with a bit of battling through wet and scrappy weather to keep it real. The crew is back in Seattle now, with the Colorado “jet set mountaineering” contingent heading home tomorrow. Pretty good round-trip time for a Rainier ski descent starting and ending in Colorado!
Update – Saturday PM:
Just got this Spot Messenger OK from Louie. Looks like they’re back at parking. I’m assuming they pulled off a ski descent of the mega-classic Fuhrer Finger route! Congratulations! Resulting Google Map embedded below:
I suddenly find myself glued to the Mount Rainier webcams to see what kind of weather the boys are experiencing. I’m pretty sure they’re getting started sometime today, the goal being a climb and ski descent via Fuhrer Finger. Webcams. Amazing. It’s a wonder any of us get any work done! Click the webcam images for excellent enlarged versions.
Update, Friday PM:
Well well, we just got a Spot Messenger OK email from Louie.
Aha, and here is the Camp Muir remote telemetry, so we know just how wet and scrappy it is up there!
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.