Reaching for new heights…

Photo of Fay holding a walking stick and carrying items around her waste

The year is 1890 and a 22-year-old Fay Fuller becomes the first woman to summit Mt. Rainier. Refusing the assistance of the four male traveling companions when she reached the summit, she declared, “It was a heavenly moment. Words cannot describe the scenery and beauty; how could they speak for the soul?” Without stopping, Fay Fuller helped found the Washington Alpine Club in 1891, The Tacoma Alpine Club in 1893, and the Mazamas Mountaineering Club in Portland in 1894. Fay also became the first female report for the Tacoma Ledger, proving you never know where you can go with a pair of woolen hose and a straw hat.