Thanks for the nice comments. This was a special group. We were 9 men from Colorado, California and Canada who had mostly not climbed together, but had an incredible time doing Rainier. I think some people frown upon "hero" shots, but I like them. If it gives someone some motivation and a boost, then so be it.
"So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life."
--Peter Gibbons (Office Space)