Mount Rainier: Glacier Skills Seminar Trip Report

The International Mountain Guides Glacier Skills Seminar introduced me to new friends, expanded my mountaineering skills and took me to the summit of Mount Rainier. If you want to learn to climb big peaks, and summit Rainier while you are at it, this program is for you. IMG’s Glacier Skills Seminar is a 5.5 day […]

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Mount Rainier Trip Report

Getting started, photo by Melissa Kelley The crunch of snow under my crampons, the sound of rock and ice falling, climbing as a rope team and feeling like crap from the altitude are just a few reasons why my recent attempt to climb Mount Rainier was one of the best experiences of my life. Team […]

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How I am Preparing for an Unguided Mount Rainier Ascent

My 3 climbing partners and I will be making an unguided attempt to climb Mount Rainier this July.  Mount Rainier is a 14,411 foot glacier laden behemoth that comes with all the risks that mountaineering has to offer such as avalanches, crevasses and whiteouts.  As crazy as it seems, we have been training for years […]

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Mount Rainier: My 2012 Summer Goal

Facing Mount Rainier My 2012 summer goal is to stand on the summit of Mount Rainier. I have dreamt of this climb for a long time and after many years of training, education and gear buying I feel that the time is right to make an attempt. My climbing team and I want to make […]

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