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On the second weekend in May 1994, I participated in another attempt to climb Mount Rainier. It was a sunnier day and the party was larger (approx. 6). We spent the night at Camp Muir (near 9000 feet) and made a 2 a.m. assault on the summit. Unfortunately, the wind was so strong by the time we reached 12,500 feet that it was nearly blowing us off our feet and was gouging our faces with very large ice crystals travelling at somewhere around the speed of light.
Me again, this time at Camp Muir.
This attempt was rather a pity since it was sunny all day long but the cap cloud that hovered quite a way off of the summit all day showed that we made the right decision. One of the rangers later told us that no one reached the summit that day.
Mark A. Martin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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