I don't think I've mentioned this yet but over Memorial Day weekend I will be going out to Washington to climb Mt. Rainier with three of my friends and climbing partners from Dubuque. We'll be doing the standard route over two days with an extra day of food and fuel in case of poor weather. I'm excited to finally have tickets booked and be going. In the past I tried to organize four trips to Mt. Rainier, but they always fell through.
It will be a good trip. Sure there are concerns, none of the three have ever done actual glacier travel, although we did practice on the ski slopes this past winter. Also, one of them has never climbed a mountain, any mountain, which should make it interesting that he goes after the biggest one in the lower 48 for his first go. It will be interesting.