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KevinO100

Summit Mount Rainier 2020

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Hello my name is Kevin! I am from Utah and currently 30, workaholic and I consider my self an athlete. I am in the best shape I have ever been in my life and I am planning on going to summit Rainier next year. I would like to summit it with a group. I have summited Whitney via mountaineers route before. You can call or text me at fourthree5313two09three. I would like to climb it when there is lots of stable snow because I feel more comfortable. 

Kevin

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Hi, I'm Phil.  I've lived here for a while now, currently 65, and in pretty good shape for an old fart. 'Don't know if I'll ever summit the bigR again, of if I'd even want to unless I could take it slow and mellow. Never been much over 1000' elevation in CA. Stable snow=Good. You and I sound perfect for each other. 

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But seriously pardner, have fun, and hope you find some cool friends.

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15 hours ago, KevinO100 said:

I am looking for people that would like to go with me next year. 

Plenty of guide services happy to do that for you, because that is what you are really asking for. 

 

 

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Not to pile on @KevinO100, but Whitney doesn't prepare one for Rainier.  The glacial hazards are very real on Rainier and most people aren't going to want to have someone along on a private climb that isn't familiar with crevasse rescue and self-arrest.  Which is a long way of saying that your chances of joining a group on this website are pretty slim.

The guide services, however (as @DPS  points out), are perfectly suited to your request.  All those extra hours you work could easily pay for it :wink:

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If you want to find partners and go with them, you'll want to build up a lot of experience along the path. Do some reading, take a course, get out on snow and ice where you are and start learning. You can practice crevasse rescue techniques without being on a mountain with actual crevasses. You could find some equally passionate people willing to spend time w you to learn and practice the skills you all will need. In that scenario, Rainier will be a later objective in a long progression that may take several seasons.  Or you could hire a guide and skip a lot of that progression ramp and get instruction, practice, safety, and a lot of friendly service at the same time. 

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Moved to the partners forum because, well, you are looking for partners.

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