Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Mt. Rainer National Park

While in Washington spent a day playing at Mt. Rainier National Park after the Mt. Baker climb. The hike up to Tolmie Peak is gorgeous. I felt like I was walking around in a postcard.

Aaron Fanetti climbing.

More pictures on my Flickr account.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Climbing Mt. Baker

Finished my first mountaineering trip last weekend up in Seattle. Did a 3-day climb up Mt. Baker with Alpine Ascents International. Physically demanding, but mostly a lot of fun - and really beautiful. My neck and back were little sore since it had been a while since I last shouldered a backpack for 6+ hours a day - and the double plastic boots and crampons took some getting used to. I'm looking forward to doing another trip soon.

Hiking up Mt. Baker
During our summit attempt.

Aaron Fanetti standing on the summit of Mount Baker.
At the summit with our guide. The wind was intense.

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Whirlpool Ironman 70.3 Steelhead

Ran in Ironman 70.3 Steelhead up in Benton Harbor, Michigan on Saturday. The swim in Lake Michigan was fun. Finished in 5h 11m.

Aaron Fanetti exiting the swim in the 2009 Ironman 70.3 SteelheadAaron Fanetti biking in the 2009 Ironman 70.3 Steelhead

Aaron Fanetti finishing the 2009 Ironman 70.3 Steelhead