michael rowley photography | seattle tacoma wedding + portrait photographer bio picture

you already know I'm a photographer.

what you may not know is when I'm not documenting weddings and couples I spend my time climbing the incredible mountains all over this beautiful earth. when I'm not climbing mountains I am usually running. and when I'm not running I'm usually stuffing my face with some scrumptious food.

drop me a line using the contact form and lets get together to talk details about your wedding day and maybe even grab a bite to eat.



mountain | rainier
elevation | 14,411 ft
world ranking by prominence | 21st
route | emmons glacier
camp | schurman | 9,460 ft
trail head | white river campground | 4,350 ft
total elevation gain | 10,061 ft
weather | perfect
hours on the mountain | 36
tent | mountain hardwear ev 3
hours of sleep | < 3
departure for summit push | 2am
sunrise | 5:27am
arrival time and date of summit | 10am july 23rd, 2011
minutes at the summit | 60
days worth of food and fuel | 2.5
team size | 2

this was my 5th summit of mount rainier. the 4 previous summits were via camp muir. 2 weeks before this climb I reached the summit (also in a 2 person team) but due to hazardous winds near 75 mph we only stayed for 4 minutes. with bluebird conditions this time around we were able to stay for 1 hour. a much appreciated break.

2011.07.26 - Michael Ash - freakin sick dude. this is so awesome!

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