Just a little background. Trained and experienced mountaineer, have done many climbs. Also have avy certification/experience, as well as crevasse/glacier travel training and experience. All of this goes for my group I am climbing with as well, minus one of the 6 of us and he is in for a treat really though it will be good learning for him. My goal here is not to get asked a bunch of questions, or told that my group shouldn’t attempt the climb in the winter and that odds are against us. We know that already, and we are going to attempt the climb, regardless of what is posted on here
My goal is to get and take what advice that I can that can be applied to our climb. We plan on doing the climb in Jan/Feb. And any and all tips, advice, experience knowledge or knowledge relating to a winter climb on rainier, possible best times for lucky weather, really any and all helpful advice would be more than appreciated. Even if we know something, it never hurts to hear it twice just in case we are missing something; important gear, prep, route, etc.
Thanks before hand to anyone who becomes a part of this post!!!