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We're moving our new stories to Denison.edu, the college's super-sweet mothership. Over time, we'll be moving some of our best past stories from TheDEN over there too. In the meantime, we've made available an archive of all stories here. This archive will be available for a few months before this site is permanently shut down. See you at Denison.edu! - June 2016


When Liza Hudock ’12 prepared for her trek up Mount Rainier, she needed to be ready for anything.

In her pack she had the necessities: four days’ worth of food and clothing, a tent, sunscreen, an avalanche transceiver, sunglasses (especially for the day she reached Edmunds Glacier)—and tucked into the mix, a Denison banner. Hudock had discovered the banner in a kit that her mother used to spread the word about Denison at the local high school. When Hudock found it, she thought: I’m totally bringing this.

The climb up Mount Rainier was the first big one for the emerging mountaineer, and Hudock depended on the expertise of Jung Bo Sherpa, from Nepal (at left), who worked with her as an instructor. At more than 14,400 feet tall, Rainier is one of the highest peaks in the continental United States, and Hudock thought it would be cool to bring the Denison banner as far up there as possible.

At least for now. Denali, she says, is on her “to do” list next.

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