May 21, 2018
Last week was a busy week on Mt. Rainier, but not so busy we all couldn’t stop and appreciate the tremendous moment Andrew and Sarah shared on the summit. As you’ve already deducted from the headline, Andrew proposed and Sarah said yes!
A little background, the couple met seven years ago while working at an equine summer camp in Kentucky. It was there they bonded over the love of nature and all things outdoors. Since then, they’ve spent much of their time together horseback riding and backpacking in Red River Gorge.
A recent move to Utah for Sarah to attend veterinary school opened a lot of opportunities for some bigger adventures into the mountains of the Western US. With their new love of the mountains, along with a recommendation from Sarah’s father, they arrived at IMG to climb Mt. Rainier.
Sarah will be the first to tell you that they had zero mountaineering experience before arriving in Ashford and that the climb was a little more challenging that her father let on, but they toughed it out made it to the top, where Andrew dropped to one knee and proposed! They’ve been above the clouds ever since.
Sarah made sure to tell me that she and Andrew are sincerely grateful for the support of IMG Guides Andy Polloczek, Anna Hicks, Jay Lyons and Grant Henarie. She also wanted me to let them know that if they’re able to find the time to get to Kentucky for the wedding, there will be four seats with their names on them.
Congratulations Sarah & Andrew!