clmbr wrote:Vitaliy M. wrote:That place has a different kind of energy to it than all other peaks I have been around. (And I do not believe in Lamurians)
There is only one mountain in the contiguous US I would climb as often as Shasta if its location was more convenient: MT Rainier. Over the last trip to Shasta I realized that it is easier for me to climb Rainier than Shasta. I think the seriousness of Rainier has something to do with that.
mrchad9 wrote:I'm game for both Hotlum (from Brewer Creek) and Bolum Glaciers. Though I am busy the next two weekends after this one. The next three look good though.
Also game for winter Whitney.
Vitaliy M. wrote:Why is it easier for you to climb Rainier than Shasta? I would say Rainier is significantly harder just due to NEEDING a partner and having one who would be able to haul you out of crevasse if needed. + more elevation gain.
Vitaliy M. wrote:f you take regular DC route up Rainier it would be fairly safe regarding crevasses (with a trail of steps and all). Real pros usually do not rope for it when the are out on their own. It is a personal preference though...
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