Four honored for climbing 100 peaks of Mount Rainier National Park

Tacoma News TribuneMarch 9, 2014 

Mickey Eisenberg of Seattle atop Three Way Peak in Mount Rainier National Park. Eisenberg and fellow climber Gene Yore recently wrote an e-book guide to climbing 100 peaks in Mount Rainier National Park. On March 8, four men, including Eisenberg, were honored for climbing all 100 peaks. Others were honored for making progress on the list.

GENE YORE, THE MOUNTAINEERS

Four men were honored Saturday night by The Mountaineers for climbing 100 peaks in Mount Rainier National Park during a celebration at the organization’s complex in Seattle.

Mickey Eisenberg of Seattle, Scott Rice of Puyallup, Dan Lauren of Kent and Curt Baxstrom of Federal Way all received small medallions for completing the list.

The list of peaks range from Pigeon Peak (4,300 feet above sea level) to Little Tahoma (11,138) but does not include Mount Rainier. All of the men have also climbed the 14,411-foot mountain.

The list was devised by Eisenberg, who teamed with fellow climber Gene Yore to write “Guide to 100 Peaks at Mount Rainier National Park,” a 2013 e-book published by The Mountaineers Books.

The book encourages readers to register on the website peakbagger.com. Here The Mountaineers can track the progress on the list and award medallions to those who climb 25, 50 and 100 of the peaks. A medallion is also awarded for those who summit the 15 peaks that can be reached by hiking.

According to peakbagger.com, 19 people have climbed 50 or more of the peaks and 44 have completed 25 or more. Six people have earned the 15 hiking peaks medallion.

 

Eisenberg said he hopes the medallion presentation party will become an annual event.

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