December 3, 2013
Short term goal is to develop the skills to summit on Rainier with having to be guided.
I would like to develop mountaineering skills so I can enjoy challenging terrain confidently.
I have pretty good endurance and some engineering experience that should come in handy in a pinch.
I have climbed on Rainier a few times but not above Camp Muir. I climbed the South Sister near Bend, OR this summer and have climbed Mt. Adams and Mt. St. Helens quite a few years ago.
I am a naval officer and 4 year resident of the Kitsap Peninsula who wants to expand my hiking and climbing skills and horizons.