Video: Meet the People of Rainier

Standing 14, 411 feet (4392 meters) in height, Mt. Rainier isn’t the tallest peak in the U.S., and yet it still casts a very long shadow over the mountaineering community here. It is perhaps the most iconic mountain in the lower 48, and it remains a proving ground for climbers everywhere. In this video, we get a beautiful look at that mountain, and share the experiences of some of its most famous climbers, including Lou Whittaker, George Dunn, Bronka Sundstrom and Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa. If you’ve ever wondered why this mountain has held such a sway over the hearts of so many climbers, this video will shed a bit of light on the subject.

Kraig Becker