kmehrtens Posted October 8, 2012 Share Posted October 8, 2012 I am looking to the future with attempting Denali in mind. I got into mountaineering a few years ago after rock climbing for 20 years or so off & on. I have climbed Mt Rainier via the DC Route (2011) and recently completed Mt Hood (2012) via the Hogsback Route on the Southside. Both of these trips were with a guide service. I am trying to plot out my next climbs with the culmination being Denali. All of the future trips will need to be with a guide service, per my wife & I's mountaineering/climbing "agreement". Plus living in the midwest, there is not a whole lot of seriously interested folks in mountain climbing. Or at least in the circles I frequent, and I have a "normal" Monday - Friday day-time job, but with the vacation time to support a couple of climbing trips a year. So just knowing that I have a "built-in" climbing partner as a guide with more mountaineering skills than me is nice (but always wanting to learn more to make myself better equipped & less of a liability). This is my list: 2011 - Mt Rainier; DC Route (complete) 2012 - Mt Hood; Hogsback/Old Chute Route (complete) 2013 - Mt Adams; South Lunch Counter Route (& maybe Mt St Helens if time allows) 2014 - Mt Baker; Easton Glacier 2015 - Mt Whitney; Mountaineer's Route 2016 - Denali Prep on Mt Rainier (in March or April) 2017 - Denali; West Buttress Does anyone have any other suggestions for prep climbs or any other advice? Suggestions for Denali Guides? AMS, IMG, AAI, etc... Oh, also part of the wife's climbing "agreement", all climbing must be done in the US. I have posted this in both the "Newbies" & "Alaska Route Reports" forums. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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