by gwave47 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:38 pm
by lcarreau » Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:41 pm
by EverydayExplorer » Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:01 pm
by nickkarl » Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:24 pm
by MichaelJ » Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:25 pm
by bird » Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:55 pm
EverydayExplorer wrote:This may not be what you are looking for but like lcarreau said this is an investment in yourself. Rather than hiring a guide for Rainier, a better investment would be to take something like AAI's Alpinism I course. You'll learn most of the skills necessary to take yourself up Rainier but more importantly you'll learn how to be more of a climber and less of a client. That said there is absolutely nothing wrong with being guided up Rainier. I haven't had any experience with RMI but I was hanging out with an IMG guide at Muir the other day and while I'd be more than fine tying in with him, I didn't get that overwhelming "he's a pro" feeling. Just my two cents.
by lcarreau » Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:26 pm
by welle » Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:41 pm
by bird » Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:34 am
welle wrote:Depends on what you would prefer - sleeping at 10,000 feet in a hut or at 11,000 feet in a tent on a summit eve. Both have cons and pros. It is a gross over-generalization I know, and I haven't been guided by any of the outfits, but RMI gave me an impression of cattle-herding assembly line like approach. Guides based out of Ingraham flats (AAI or IMG?) seemed nicer and gentler with their clients...
by Outside » Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:58 am
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