stjimmy wrote:Thanks mrchad9. Good advise indeed.
Let me clarify a few things as well. Either trips to Rainier or Shasta would be guided by a service like REI, RMI Expiditions or Alpine Ascents.
Thoughts on any of these guide services?
billisfree wrote:I suggest you try Colorado. They have 75 peaks over 14,000 ft. It's closer to Texas and most of these peaks are scrambles. That will give you a taste for what it's like to climb 3K to 5K ft in a day.
billisfree wrote: I've climbed Mt Adams with all my fancy equipment... then watched people climb it with nothing more than sweathers and tennis shoes. Oh well...
dynamokiev98 wrote:If I was you I would take basic Ice axe/crampons use class with Shasta Mountain Guides or whoever else is there on Shasta on friday and climb Shasta by avalanche gulch during the rest of the weekend. This route is very good for begginers, just be careful and follow dozens of people up.
CClaude wrote:Rainier is a significant step up from the other mountains but if you learn glacier travel, its not that bad, assuming you get a good weather window. It is an amazingly beautiful mountain though. If you go with a guide service, go with one that will teach you the basics about mountain travel (glaciers, self-arresting, avi's), instead of just concerned about getting your ass up the mountain in a congo line.
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