2012 Rainier Mountain Festival

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2012 Rainier Mountain Festival

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The 2012 Rainier Mountain Festival is the weekend of September 15 & 16. I hit it last year. The festival is a good chance to rub elbows with some veteran mountaineers, and an opportunity to check out gear that isn't readily availble in local stores. They raffle off a lot of gear and prizes too!

If you go be prepared to deal with a lot of people. I wouldn't consider the event to be an all day ordeal. More of a stop on the way to Paradise. Check the Event Schedule. We had some car trouble last year and ended up getting to Paradise later in the day. There are some great family friendly trails to hike. Bring your water bottles, sunscreen and cameras!



Post Monsoon Sale: Great deals on 2012 Mount Rainier rental inventory plus closeout specials from Mountain Hardwear, First Ascent, Black Diamond, Grivel, Julbo, Patagonia, La Sportiva, Asolo, Marmot, Petzl and many more.

World Class Climbers: Over 15 Everest summiters will be at the event. Mingle and ask questions, and watch slideshows with mountaineering legends such as Ed Viesturs, Jim Whittaker, Dave Hahn, and Peter Whittaker.

5 Mile Trail Run: Considered one of the classic 5 mile runs in the area, join us on Sunday morning. This course can be run or walked and you can download a registration form here.

Alpine Games: Compete for cash prizes in mountain events, such as speed climbing, sled pull, and erect-a-tent.

Mountain Courses: Join Adam Angel for a Mountain Photography Workshop, take a Wilderness First Aid Course with Remote Medical International, or participate in a Mountaineering Day School with RMI Expeditions.

Book Signings: Famous climbing authors such as Lou and Jim Whittaker and Ed Viesturs will be signing copies of their book.

Films and Slideshows: Personal video and slide presentations by mountaineering legends.

Music and Food: Enjoy BBQ and live entertainment all day long with local bands and microbrews.

Kids Games: Great fun for all kids. There will be a free rock wall to climb, inflatable bounce house, and kids’ games. It's all fun and it's all free.

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