Mount Rainier Spring Skiing

Mount Rainier is one of those peaks that has taunted me since my mother was still packing my lunch. As a Seattle native, it's unescapable. Everywhere you go Mount Rainier is looking all perfect and beautiful, saying climb me, I dare you. This spring I finally got my chance. Off duty guide, Austin Shannon, was going to lead Eddie Bauer athlete, Lexi Dupont, filmer Breton Carasso and myself to the summit to ski the Fuhr Finger. But if I've learned anything during my time in the mountains, it's that things don't always go as planned. When we reached Camp Muir, the overnight halfway stop, Breton's legs were fully cramped. As a group we had to abandon the mission. I was disappointed, but the mountain isn't going anywhere. We watched the sunrise, waited for the corn to grow, and had some amazing skiing in the Nisqually Chutes. Mount Rainier, I'll be back...