Printed and framed by Adrian Hanauer, Seattle, Washington, as a reminder of an amazing experience. “The view was truly incredible. So was the feeling of finally being at the top of this giant mountain I’d looked at all my life.”

When you live in Seattle, Mount Rainier is a big deal, a huge and beautiful symbol of the region. On clear days, it makes a majestic background to the city and can be seen from all kinds of viewpoints—including CenturyLink Field, home of the Seattle Sounders!

summit photo

“I’ve wanted to climb Rainier since I was a kid and finally got my chance last summer. With a couple of friends, we made a partial ascent, trained with guides and learned the necessary safety precautions. The next day we woke in the dark and made the race to the summit—more than 14,000 feet high, the second highest in the Lower 48. It was a clear day and the view was truly incredible. So was the feeling of finally being at the top of this giant mountain I’d looked at all my life.”

Adrian Hanauer – as told to Will Jackson.

Adrian Hanauer, Sworl Board Member