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  1. day hike

    Yah, right..,
  2. day hike

    Have climbed with Aaron Misuik too, and this smells of a troll... 36 miles rt is not a day hike for most...
  3. Preparing for July Mt. Rainier Climb

    Agree with recent posts, sorry to start a mild commotion but in the summer pack weights are for a stellar forecast and wearing the climbing boots and some other stuff not measured, last time was 33lbs actual on a DC climb, not a more tech route and sharing stuff like tent poles and such. Marmot Eiger fully stuffed (not recommending this pack--sometimes take the Dana jet pack) my point was that I see tons of overfilled packs--note earlier it varys and training with heavy packs train you to go slow, take water and donate it at Muir to save knees on the way down when training. nice summary DPS. I usually take two bottles the second half full that gets stoked with snow on the way up on a climb, beware where you gather the snow.
  4. Preparing for July Mt. Rainier Climb

    Not to call out some that recommend a heavy backpack to Muir, IMO it can train you to go slow, if you take a heavy bp to Muir for training take a bunch of water and give it away up ther and save your knees going down. I have a pack with rope dialed down to around 30 lbs that time of year and wonder why some pack 45-50 to climb the big R. Not recommending this but letting you know ther are other options.
  5. Why the Alpine Starts on Rainier?

    Darn laptop, here's the unsmashed version hopefully..looks like others have answered the solo--alpine start thing: I've climbed the hill plenty of times, a few of them were separate one day climbs. I have been on the mountain at all times of day climbing (never as a solo) and there are predictable places that crevasses occur year over year, and some not. I think it comes down to this: If you are not familiar with where most of the crevasses form and how they form you shouldn't be solo--I recommend several trips up the same route if you plan to solo AFTER becoming familiar with the route (this is advice for people not familiar with glacier travel). You're fighting against getting sick by tagging the summit and coming back down before illness can set in from altitude, so camping at the summit has potential risks that may present themselves at the worse possible time. Also, taking all the overnight gear on a solo to the summit creates a higher degree of complications. It also depends on what time of the year and what the freezing level is as to figure out the take off time of a climb. my .02..
  6. Why the Alpine Starts on Rainier?

    This IS a loaded question. I've climbed the hill plenty of times, a few of them were separate one day climbs. I have been on the mountain at all times of day climbing (never as a solo) and there are predictable places that crevasses occur year over year, and some not. I think it comes down to this: If you are not familiar with where most of the crevasses form and how they form you shouldn't be solo--I recommend several trips up the same route if you plan to solo AFTER becoming familiar with the route (this is advice for people not familiar with glacier travel). You're fighting against getting sick by tagging the summit and coming back down before illness can set in from altitude, so camping at the summit has potential risks that may present themselves at the worse possible time. Also, taking all the overnight gear on a solo to the summit creates a higher degree of complications. It also depends on what time of the year and what the freezing level is as to figure out the take off time of a climb. my .02.. Look, How many glaciers did you cross on the 14ers? I've never been there but the hardest mountain by the easiest route is class 4 and with fifty-four of them that says something. Those peaks are rubble piles on a tall plateau. It's really not informative to tell someone they don't have enough experience when 1. You won't describe the experience you need 2. You don't know the person your talking to I'm not going to reconsider my attempted Rainier trip, because I'm not attempting it, ie, I'm before the stage where you can reconsider. I'm considering, ie, I am not attemping anything. You need to understand I'm perfectly willing not to go if people can explain why it is so extremely dangerous in good conditions if I'm willing to accept the crevasse risk, which people can and do. Mentioning the 14ers doesn't really give me much information. I know they are significantly different than Rainier. I'm from the northwest and where i'm from, the glaciers start at 3,000'. I've travelled on a many glaciers, probably a total of 40 hours on them in the last 3 years, although they much more mellow than Rainier. I've also worked on 40 degree snow for days where a fall would not be arrestable. (now waiting for the inevitable spray which quotes one of my sentences about prior experience out of context)
  7. How was the snowmagaddon commute?

    Ha. Effing late post on the commute...
  8. Everest beyond the limit

    Non climbing friends, family and coworkers wonder why I'd like to climb this: You have to see this video The real deal
  9. Jamin's new site?

    WTF is Stewart?
  10. Article on dude who sawed off his hand.

    Neither is an idiot, just out doing what we love best. You can't explain this to the "general public" until this became a "general public" story. We have all gone and looked over the edge and it seems nowdays if we slipped it becomes breaking news. Have met both (I got that Joe thought that it was the real deal) and its not like either is someone that sees a sport thats cool and they jump off the couch to buy stuff at REI on their way out, aka an idiot. Armchair 2020 hindsight should be taken with a grain of salt, how many times I wonder getting caught how I'd do something differently with hindsight..... RWon
  11. Stealing fixed draws

    And neuter?
  12. Trail attack story - harrowing...and true.

    Hear they taste like chicken...
  13. Kevbone

    No, just saying that Kevbone isn't in Raindawgs league..
  14. Kevbone

    Who's funnier... Kevbone (and his tag team buddy Pink).... Or Raindawg... There is no comparison really... RW
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