No packs on the bike leg though? Looks like you guys had fun.
It was a blast, but no packs on the bike portion. I did some training with a light pack while biking and it would've been much, much slower. A trailer would be an interesting option, however.
I've climbed Rainier in less than a day myself, but not in this style. Well done! Perhaps some day I might try something like this myself. Also very much appreciate the work you put into this page, perhaps you should change the page type to a trip report or article.
The report is now finished and has been changed to a trip report. I'm kinda surprised people found it as a custom object while I was drafting it...
I'm impressed with your fast pace on the climb. Well written and put together!
Thanks in return for taking the time to read it!
and congratulations on pulling it off! Nice photos and logistics description. Loved reading about your climb.
A great achievement - and a great page to record it
Great idea with a great story and outcome. Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed reading and is very motivational.
There are a few others out there who share your interests. Check these articles:
Sweet links, thanks for passing them along. I hadn't seen either before. Especially cool to see that someone's done Baker/Shuksan S2S... and that he'd done a Rainier S2S as well.
Report! Thanks for sharing, it seems like a really great adventure!
Great job! I hope that your local newspaper did a feature story on your feat. If not, perhaps the editor could arrange for it to be written and published after the fact? Again, nice going.
Naw, no local press. While the Bozeman community loves their outdoor adventure, they've got plenty of local superstars to write about (Conrad Anker, Tejay van Garderen, Nikki Kimball, the list goes on). And honestly I wouldn't want the attention (Matt probably doesn't either). It's nice to have positive feedback from climbers here on SP though.
congrats and thanks for the good read!
inspiring, good read
Dag nappit I need to find some friends who are fast climbers like yourselves...I do a lot of waiting for my friends on all the climbs I do since I'm "too fast" lol
I feel pretty lucky to be able to climb with Matt when I get the chance (1-2 times a year). With other partners, I take the opportunity to work on my (very) amateur photography while in the mountains. Luckily, we took it easy on the way down Rainier, so I was able to get the camera out for sunrise...
Love this report! So well done. I did Shasta last weekend, and started the day in Redding. And I thought how cool it was that I was going from 500' to the top of Shasta in one day, and thought of this exact idea, of doing it all with man power. If you guys ever do this insane trek again, I would love to be considered to join along.
what an awesome idea and kudos for completing the trip.