Posted by johnfho on Oct 19, 2010
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Location: Connecticut, United States
City or Place: Meriden
Partner Status: Need Partners
I'm trying to put together a team for the west buttress. Looks like mid-June 2011 is a go; however, 2012 would be a nice alternate. As of this post, we have a team of four and are looking for more, perhaps even another rope team. If we can form a team with previous experience on 14ers, train enough to build good rapport and confidence in each other's skills, anything is possible. I plan on training in the Presidentials this winter, maybe back to the Cascades or Colorado in spring. This is an unguided trip and therefore, previous mountaineering and cold weather experience are required. Post or private message me.
Rainier via Fuhrer Finger
Hood solo via South Side
Rainier via DC
Baker via Easton Glacier
Rainier solo via DC DNS
Numerous winter trips (some solo overnighters) above treeline in Presidentials and Whites.
Several week-long winter hiking trips.
Multiple cold weather field problems when I was in the infantry.
I can follow 5.10+ on rock and lower grade ice.
All my trips were unguided
I am committed to training all angles of the equation, am easy to get along with, and have common sense that supplements experience and training. If you have a reputation for tantrums, clumsiness, inattention to detail, irrational choices under pressure, or carry a hatchet/military surplus shovel, this is not the trip for you.
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