Dr. Russell Climbs Mt. Rainier

“I’ve been passionate about mountain adventures my entire life. Having Mt. Rainier in my back yard has always beckoned and I knew it was a matter of when, not if, I would summit. I made an attempt in 2001 and was turned around by foul weather. This trip was blessed with excellent weather and we had an excellent guide from Rainier Mountain Institute. Due to minimal snowfall during 2015 and a late summer attempt, the route we had to take for safe travel was quite different than years past. It was a unique, challenging, and rewarding experience and I feel blessed to have been able to do it with good friends.


(L-R) East Coast Friend, Dr. Travis Hackney, Dr. Ryan McNamara, Dr. Steve Russell