i’m sure many of you have been watching the news and witnessing, if not first-hand at least through your TV screen, the crazy weather all over this country right now. well, this morning my partner in crime on this crazy adventure forwarded me an article about the first 2008 death on Rainier.

it is not typical for rainier to experience a blizzard this late in the year, but clearly nothing is impossible.

please pray for the family of the man who died, especially his wife. i can’t even fathom what that must have been like for her and what the coming days of grief will bring.

please also bathe pia and i in prayer as we continue on this adventure and especially when we attempt to summit. i can honestly say that i am not afraid of dying on the mountain, but prayers for protection are always appreciated. i’m more concerned with altitude adjustment and that the weather would not prevent us from reaching the summit.

thank you for reading this and praying for us : )