May 20th, 2012 was supposed to be one of the best days of my climbing career. I was poised to summit Rainier, get my first peak, my first snow and ice climb and accomplish a task I had trained long and hard though. Instead it was one of the most terrifying days of my life. […]Read more "One Year After Rainier: Lessons Learned and Looking Forward"
After six months of training and preparation I finally flew out west to test my skill and my evolution as a climber on the slopes of Mt. Rainier. It was a week that served as my introduction to mountaineering, climbing on snow, and ultimately having to make a difficult decision. Although our early morning climb […]Read more "That Didn’t Go As Planned: I Didn’t Summit Rainier, But I Didn’t Fail Either"
Tomorrow I set off for the mountain i’ve been training six months to climb. I’m flying out to Washington to take on Mt. Rainier, the queen of the Cascades. At 14,400 ft she is the highest mountain in the Pacific Northwest and the 4th highest peak in the lower 48 states. It’s the culmination of […]Read more "Chasing My Highest Dreams: A Preview of My Climb to Mt. Rainier"