The 2010 Rainier Mountain Festival
2010 Dates: Sept 11th & 12th
The Mountain Festival has become a tradition for those of us in love with Mount Rainier and big mountains in general. There is an air of excitement to the Fest as climbers come to scoop up the good “season’s end” deals on gear, but it isn’t just a sale… more of a mountaineering reunion. The legends of the high altitude game are sure a lot easier to talk to over a picnic in Ashford than on the glaciers where they earned their fame.
— DAVE HAHN, 12 SUMMITS OF MT. EVEREST
Post Monsoon Sale: Great deals on 2010 Mount Rainier rental inventory plus closeout specials form Mountain Hardwear, First Ascent, Black Diamond, Grivel, Julbo, Patagonia, La Sportiva, Asolo, Marmot, Petzl and many more.
World Class Climbers: Over 15 Everest Summitteers will be at the event. Mingle and ask questions, watch slideshows with
mountaineering legends such as Ed Viesturs, Jim Whittaker, Dave Hahn, Peter Whittaker.
Alpine Games: Compete for cash prizes in mountain events such as speed climbing, sled pull, and erect-a-tent.
Mountain Technique Demonstrations: Get helpful hints from Mountain Guides about all sorts of mountaineering techniques such as fitting a backpack, stove selection, boot fitting, securing a tent against bad weather, and selecting food for your adventure.
Book Signings: Famous climbing authors such as Lou and Jim Whittaker, and Ed Viesturs will be signing copies of their book.
Raffle: Over $10,000 worth of gear will be raffled off with all proceeds benefiting the Mount Tahoma Trail Association.
Films and Slideshows: Personal video and slide presentations by mountaineering legends.
Music and Food: Enjoy BBQ and live entertainment all day long with local bands and micro brews.
Kids Games: Great fun for all kids. There will be a free rock wall to climb, inflatable bounce house, and kids games. It’s all fun and it’s all free.