Mount Rainier's summit requires a formidable alpine climb, and more than 90 mountaineers have slipped or frozen to death trying to reach it at 14,410 feet. But a remarkable 300+ fatalities have occurred elsewhere on the mountain, including an alarming number right where I am; the Muir snowfield at 10,000 feet. More deaths occur here than anywhere else on the mountain, making Rainier the deadliest mountain in North America, and making this one of the top 10 most dangerous hikes in the USA. Thankfully, it was crystal clear and stunningly beautiful the entire time that I was on the mountain, so the danger wasn’t even on my mind.
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