Newsreel of First Winter Ascent of Mt Rainier from 1922By Rocky Thompson on December 8th, 2011
Historians have tracked down and digitized a newsreel film that features the first winter ascent of Mount Rainier back in 1922. One of the original expedition member’s grandsons reached out to a man working on the Alpenglow Ski Mountaineering History Project to say he had an old copy of the newsreel. He then, for some reason, made the guy wait 8 years to collect the video. What we have now is the first ever film shot from the summit of Mt Rainer and the oldest ski film anyone ever made with a couple of their buddies.