General Subjects Photograph Collection, 1845-2005 - Ar-28001001-Ph001726
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"5347.. A mountaineer rappels down the face of Pinnacle Peak ; Mt. Rainier in the background. This is often the safest means of descending a steep cliff of rock or ice. Doubled rope is looped around a tree trunk or rock projection at top so climber can pull it down when he finishes his descent. Climber is Walter Gonnason of Seattle. Mt. Rainier is 14,408 ft. high and glacier descending on this side is the Nisqually. Most of the largest glaciers in the U.S. are on this mountain. Near bottom is large Paradise Inn and trails that surround it." --on caption attached to verso.
Photographers' stamp on verso.
Lots of climbers have been killed on Mt. Rainier, and a lot of there bodies are still on the mountain.
This collection consists of 2,776 images of various subjects related to Washington's history, people, politics, agriculture, towns, logging, industry, and buildings, 1845-2005.
All notations are in English.
These images are open for research.
Digitization by Seth Sather; cataloging by Kelly McElroy, Sean Krier and Mary Hammer.
Preferred Citation: [Title of image], [date], [photographer if known], General Subjects Photograph Collection, 1845-2005, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].
Source: General Subjects Photograph Collection, 1845-2005, Washington State Archives. Original images held at the Washington State Archives, Olympia, WA.
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