DATE: 8/26/09


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA CONTACT:

Carol Zahorsky

Public Relations for Visit Rainier

360.446.3645

[email protected]< /a>< /p>

ASHFORD, Mt. Rainier, Wash. – August 26, 2009 – Rub elbows with eighteen Everest summiteers including legendary
mountaineers Ed Viesturs, Dave Hahn, Jim Whittaker, Lou Whittaker. Hahn and
other world-class climbers will share their adventures with talks, slideshows
and audience Q&A’s and will be available throughout
the event for book signings and more casual conversation.
Other activities include: Alpine Games – competitions for cash prizes in classic mountain
events, five-mile trail run, mountain technique demonstrations, Mt. Rainier benefit raffle
with proceeds benefiting Mount Rainier National Park, kids fun and games, and music and food for everyone.< /p>

The Mountain Festival has become a tradition, a mountaineering reunion
for those of us in love with Mount Rainier and big mountains in
general, commented Dave Hahn, who has reached the summit of Mt. Everest
eleven times. The legends of the high altitude game are sure a lot
easier to talk to over a picnic in Ashford than on the glaciers where
they earned their fame. < /p>

Hahn and other world-class climbers will share their adventures with
talks, slideshows and audience Q&A’s and will be available throughout
the event for book signings and more casual conversation.< /p>

Other Rainier Mountain Festival highlights include the following:< /p>