owenel wrote:Thank you for the incredibly informative replies. This is a great forum with a lot of helpful and knowledgeable members. Baker is sounding like a great introductory mountain for me. Eventually I do want to climb Rainier, but maybe someday I'll have the experience to do it without paying for a guide.
Many of the greatest American alpine climbers have trained on Rainier. Mexcano volcanoes aside, I'm seeing words like "introductory" and "prep" and "experience". You can't go wrong with RMI and the Whittakers.