After 15 years of backpakcing in the high country, I am ready for hitting the glaciers and snowfields of the Cascades. After traveling in Nepal and India last year, I returned to the US to settle in the NW to learn alpine climbing. I was all signed up for The Mountaineers, but in a bait and switch maneuver, I was denied even being on the waiting list. I have most of my equipment I would need, as I have been with REI in the last 6 months. Now, I could a knowlegeable climbing partner to show me the ropes of glacier travel. any suggestions out there for hooking up with others?