About 10,000 people every year attempt to reach the 14,411-foot summit of Mount Rainier. Yet not everyone of them fits the stereotypical image of a youthful mountain climber.
Mount Rainier National Park ranger Dave Oleson will present a program titled “To Climb A Mountain” twice in the coming week. He will share stories of how Mount Rainier has inspired people to accomplish what some might consider the impossible. They include people who could have been held back by prejudice, age and disability, yet overcame odds to reach the summit.
Oleson will give his program today at 9 p.m. at the Cougar Rock Campground. He will repeat the program on July 27 in the lobby of Paradise Inn. That program also begins at 9 p.m.
Learn about other programs at nps.gov/ mora.