Climbs like these are very distinctly energy and idea generators. The grueling labor of traversing treacherous terrain while simultaneously depending and being depended upon by a climbing team creates the most unique opportunity to evolve both physically and mentally. Mountaineering provides for those who are seeking a new perspective. This ink drawing depicts a scene from my climb of Mt. Shuksan’s classic Fischer Chimney Route, which will forever live in my memory.
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This photo essay was published on a blog called “Tales of Wander” by a clothing and gear company called HAVAIII Co. Venturing out to Rainier National Park meant hopping on a 6-hour flight from New York, and then embarking on a 5-hour round trip drive from Tacoma. This may seem a bit much for a day-hike, but to me, it was entirely worth it.