• Creator
  • Myers, Harry
  • Created Date
  • 1920
  • Description
  • As part of his attempt to document the early climbing history of Mount Rainier, Myers took particular interest in Lieutenant Kautz's 1857 climb, which was often regarded as a failed attempt. Along with Roger Toll, the Superintendent of Mount Rainier National Park, and two guides, Hans Fuhrer and Henry Fuhrer, Myers decided to follow Kautz's route up the mountain to determine whether it was a possible to make the ascent along the same path. Sta... more
    As part of his attempt to document the early climbing history of Mount Rainier, Myers took particular interest in Lieutenant Kautz's 1857 climb, which was often regarded as a failed attempt. Along with Roger Toll, the Superintendent of Mount Rainier National Park, and two guides, Hans Fuhrer and Henry Fuhrer, Myers decided to follow Kautz's route up the mountain to determine whether it was a possible to make the ascent along the same path. Starting from Christine Falls, the men proceeded to Van Trump Park. According to Myers, "Van Trump Park was deep in snow so early in the season. and the Van Trump Glacier, really hardly more than a snow field, seemed almost a continuation of the Park, so it wasn't until mid-morning that the ascent steepened upon reaching the neighborhood of the Kautz Glacier. There it was that ice-axes began to come into play, for the Kautz is a real glacier, and probably later in the year would be found badly crevassed [...] When we reached the Glacier, the grade... less
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