Brushy conquers Mt Rainier!

By Kristian Kalsing on Jul 25, 2012

Brushy has already seen many parts of the world and earlier this week his adventures reached new heights with his summit of Mt Rainier. This massive stratovolcano is the loftiest peak in the state of Washington (4392 m, 14411 ft) and the most glaciated peak and fifth highest in the lower 48 states of the US.

On Monday, Brushy climbed up to the Ingraham Glacier, an hour past Camp Muir, where he spent a gorgeous afternoon in the sun before hitting the sack early. At 1 am, he arose to perfect conditions and started his summit push by 2:15 am. To the backdrop of a star covered sky gradually turning into a glorious sunrise, Brushy climbed the Disappoint Cleaver and the upper Emmons Glacier to finally reach the summit at 6.45 am.

Needless to say, we are all very proud of Brushy. It’s a very big mountain for such small legs!

Putting the big pack down and taking a rest on the Muir Snowfield.
(And having left rainy Seattle well below the cloud cover).

Basking in the sun at camp on Ingraham Flats.

On the summit with Mt Adams in the horizon.

About the author

As Vice President of Enterprise Solutions, Kristian is responsible for enterprise solutions marketing, product marketing and sales enablement. He is instrumental in driving the strategic direction of the company and continuously elevating the value that Winshuttle’s software platform and methodology bring to customers. Prior to joining Winshuttle in 2010, Kristian was widely respected as one of the pioneering thought leaders in bridging the gap between SAP and Microsoft technologies. Since starting his career in Denmark, Kristian has gained experience with enterprise software solutions in a broad range of industries in Europe, Australia and North America. He has held various roles across Engineering, Professional Services, Sales and Marketing. When not at work, Kristian spends most of his time climbing the mountains of the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere.

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