Posted by: hagengreen | June 30, 2010

Hiking up America’s most dangerous volcano

Sounds like the name of a hit documentary, but it’s not. This was real life – my real life last weekend. Me, and 8 other adventure-seeking souls, pushed towards the top over a 2 night trip.

I plan on writing up a complete entry later, but for now, enjoy the pictures and quick captions.

Back home safe and sound.

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Trekking up the inner glacier.

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The best bowl of pasta. Ever. With Little Tahoma sitting next to us.

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Amazing views heading up to base camp.

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Towards the top of the inner glacier.

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The rock formation behind camp Schurman.

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Rainer sparkles in the sun.

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Looking down a crevasse. No joke. The most beautiful and dangerous things you’ll find in nature.

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Digging out a snow cove for our tent. Wind gusts hit hard at near 10k feet.

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Thirsty? The only way to get water is to melt snow. And it takes a while at altitude.

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Good ‘ol camp Schurman. The guy who calls this home for 8 days in a row has a good life.

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Blue exposed glacial ice.

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Little Tahoma looks little from up here.

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A chunk of ice just sitting there.

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On the edge of the world.

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Another Little Tahoma shot. Cloud cover took shape in the background.

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Looking out towards Seattle…

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The top is in sight.

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Where we called home for 24 hours. In a tent.

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Another “towards Seattle” shot.

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Dancing clouds over the Cascade range.

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Nothing like the beer of its namesake.

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