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This morning I was deleting old "favorites" from my browser, and before deleting peakware.com Rainier summit logs, I read the most recent posts. I came across this one:

 

"This was a challenge for me. I summitted without ropes,crampons, or an ice ax. That makes things a little more interesting. The view from the top was spectacular. Such a breath of fresh air. I couldn't have asked for a better New Year's Day experience. "

Jill Christiansen

Bismarck, ND USA

Email: jlchrist2003@yahoo.com

Date(s) summited: Jan 1,2000

Date signed: October 14, 2002

 

Is this gal an animal, or crazy, or what?...do people regularly climb in the winter w/o gear?

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We can't get anything past you guys, you smarties! fruit.gif

 

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If you girls are through spraying on my post, I'd like to know whether you think this gal's story is for real. madgo_ron.gifsmile.gif

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I wouldn't put it past someone from Bismark ND to walk up in the winter without a rope, pons or an ice axe. The weather could have seemed mild to her. People do that stuff all the time on Rainier.

 

I wonder if she took a GPS? tongue.giffruit.gif

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Maybe so. I just figured that by the time someone who did that told a few people about it, she would've gotten enough feedback to realize she'd done something dangerous and stupid. cantfocus.gif

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she'd done something dangerous and stupid

 

how can you know what conditions were? I know some people who have climbed Rainier in winter and carried their ice axes and crampons up and down with out using them once. While it ads an element of risk, it is possible that she made the concious decision not to use them. Personally I wouldn't make the same decision, but, some people are more into risk than I am comfortable with.

 

why don't you e-mail her and ask her for her resume if you're so curious? it's possible she's done a lot more climbing than you think. Just because she's not climbing by the book, doesen't mean she's dangerous or stupid IMO.

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hey, Bronco, that's why I was asking you! I'm not making the assertion that she'd done something stupid. As a gumby novice I ain't qualified to do that. Geek_em8.gif My original question was genuine---was she an animal, or naive? I was trying to picture doing that in January and couldn't. You helped answer my question.

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