He’s climbed Mount Rainier every summer for 50 years

Roped up for safety, Mike Banner uses his ice ax to probe perilously near the edge of a crevasse on Mount Rainier in 1991. "It's more dangerous than it looks," he quips today. (Ken Hopping)

North Bend’s Mike Banner, at 67, is preparing for his 51st annual ascent of Mount Rainier.

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