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  1. Need Rainier partners, July 2022

    Hello everyone. I am happy to report that I have made contact with several people to undertake this trip in July. Thank you for your interest. I am posting here that the climbing team is now closed. (June 1, 2022) Thank you.
  2. Hello. I matched with a climbing partner here a bunch of years ago and thought I would try it again. I am looking for a couple of people who want to climb the Camp Muir Cleaver route on Rainer in July 2022. I wrote in to one person on this thread, but then I realized later that he was posting an interest for 2021. Ooops. I have been ON Rainier three times, first time with RMI but bad weather turned us around at about 12.5k on the Direct route. I went back up two more times unguided but a member of our party experienced severe altitude sickness both times at about 12k and I turned us around both times. I have hiked up Longs peak several times (no snow/ice, but same basic height as Rainier), hiked up some weird ones like Ben Nevis Scotland a few times, Mount Whitney after several years in the lottery, and spent a month in the Himalayas in Nepal two different years, crossing over several 18k+ high mountian passes each time. I am 56. I know that the Camp Muir route will be the Cleaver by July. I would really like to get all the way up after three failed attempts, but if it isn't right, it isn't right. I just want to, don't NEED to. I have a new person to mountaineering who is the son of a friend. He is about 35 and very enthusiastic. The rest of my climbing partners of the past are no longer available due to new jobs, new babies in the house, etc. I would love to find two people to fill out the team to go this year. I am taking my young friend up to Longs Peak in early July to spend some time being high up, Chasm Lake, camping at the Boulder field, summiting at some point, just to see how he does with altitude, and so he can learn what various altitude body cues feel like. If we are able to form a Rainier team, I am planning on working with my young friend on basics before the trip and making sure he understands the deal. I do not feel comfortable going up without two more people who have at least some mountaineering experience. If you are interested please let me know. Thank you. Bentley Wall bentley_wall@yahoo.com bwall2@uchicago.edu 330-221-7048 cell
  3. Geezer on Rainier in 2021

    Hello. I matched with a climbing partner here a bunch of years ago and thought I would try it again. I am looking for a couple of people who want to climbg the Camp Muir Cleaver route on Rainer in July 2022. I wrote in to one person on this thread, but then I realized later that he was posting an interest for 2021. Ooops. I have been ON Rainier three times, first time with RMI but bad weather turned us around at about 12.5k on the Direct route. I went back up two more times unguided but a member of outr party experienced severe altitude sickness both times at about 12k and I turned us around both times. I have hiked up Longs peak several times (no snow/ice, but same basic height as Rainier), hiked up some weird ones like Ben Nevis Scotland a few times, Mount Whitney after several years in the lottery, and spent a month in the Himalayas in Nepal two different years, crossing over several 18k+ high mountian passes each time. I am 56. I know that the Camp Muir route will be the Cleaver by July. I would really like to get all the way up after three failed attempts, but if it isn't right, it isn't right. I just want to, don't NEED to. I have a new person to mountaineering who is the son of a friend. He is about 35 and very enthusiastic. The rest of my climbing partners of the past are no longer available due to new jobs, new babies in the house, etc. I would love to find two people to fill out the team to go this year. I am taking my young friend up to Longs Peak in early July to spend some time being high up, Chasm Lake, camping at the Boulder field, summiting at some point, just to see how he does with altitude, and so he can learn what various altitude body cues feel like. If we are able to form a Rainier team, I am planning on working with my young friend on basics before the trip and making sure he understands the deal. I do not feel comfortable going up without two more people who have at least some mountaineering experience. If you are interested please let me know. Thank you. Bentley Wall bentley_wall@yahoo.com bwall2@uchicago.edu 330-221-7048 cell
  4. I would certainly do so if you could give me contact info or how to PM this person. Thank you.
  5. Hello. First post on this forum. A friend at RMI recommended it to me. Went up Rainier with RMI this past early July, Ingraham Direct route. Very high winds, didn't feel safe at about 12,500 and so turned back. No altitude issues, gear issues or physical stamina issues. Will be in Spokane on family business July 20-24, 2011 and would like to climb Rainier again afterwards before flying home. I live in Ohio so I try to take in opportunities when I find myself in good hiking/climbing locations. I have hiked up Longs Peak, Colorado three times, once solo after camping the night before. Two separate years with my two children. I have all my own gear except for a suitable tent which I will rent. I would like to climb Rainier again but my kids want to go. Can't afford three times the guide service rate. Will have to rent all the gear for my kids as it is and three plane tickets to get there. Won't buy them gear until they stop growing! Would really like to get someone mature and experienced to lead the DC route last week in July 2011 with myself (age 44, very good physical shape) and my two kids, son 17, daughter 15, both experienced and tough hikers with some high altitude experience (Longs Peak is same height as Rainier). We have hiked and camped in Olympic National Park, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Rocky Mountain National Park, Blue Ridge/Smoky Mountains, and Mount Rainier National Park, some of these multiple trips different years. We have also hiked up Mount (Ben) Nevis in Scotland several times. My son is a varsity soccer player and runner and my daughter has been competing internationally at the professional level in Scottish dance for four years. They are very fit and very smart. I don't want the image of 'kids' to turn anyone away. I know this is far away in the future, but I need to plan this and get everything set up, places to stay the night before, appropriate size tents, fuel for water making, sizing for rental gear, permits, plane tickets with firm dates, etc. Since I have such a narrow and fixed window to do this, I would like to get it set up as early as possible. I do not know when I will be able to get back into this part of the country and so I really want to take this opportunity when we will all be there anyway. Any interest, please contact me. Thank you very much. Bentley Wall bentley_wall@yahoo.com 330-673-0141 home (Ohio)
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