Training for Mt. Rainier


Training for Mt. Rainier

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Training for Mt. Rainier over 6 months 4 Replies

So I am planning on climbing Rainier next June('14) and am thinking that I will begin to seriously train in Jan., though still using the time until then to hike/increase my level of fitness. I am…Continue

Started by Margo D. Last reply by charlotte edwards Jun 22, 2018.

Boots for Mt. Rainier (...and beyond) 1 Reply

I'm planning to climb Rainier this coming summer and want to get some mountaineering boots that are suitable, with enough time to really break them in prior to the climb. I have some experience at…Continue

Started by Wes Amberge. Last reply by Ali Alami Mar 31, 2014.

What backpack will you use for Mt Rainier climb?? 2 Replies

I will be using the Osprey Aether 70L. Bought a brand new one and and just wandering what other climbers think of this pack.Any comments on this pack or other packs will be nice.Continue

Started by Joel.M. Last reply by Joel.M Dec 30, 2013.

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Comment by Thomas Hunter on October 6, 2013 at 11:42am

Happy to have stumbled upon this site! I am planning to make a Rainer attempt summer to fall of 2014 and I am really pumped about the awesome training plans.  My plan is to start with the 12 week plan and then move into the 8 month plan. Thanks for the great forum and I am sure I will be posting questions for those of you that have been up there before!

Comment by Justin Walsh on October 1, 2013 at 5:01am

Hi All,

New here and happy to have found this site. I've begun training in prep for my Aug 14 Rainier climb and look forward to being in the best shape of my life soon enough.

So for I am just doing more of what I normally do; biking, climbing, hiking and eating right, but I plan to incorporate more specific exercises and a more strict diet plan.

Looking forward to the discussion and of course, the climb.


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Free Training plans:
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6 week beginner plan

General Mountaineering:
Intermediate Plan 12 weeks

Mt. Rainier 12 week plan:

Mount Rainier Training Plan

8 Month Mountaineering Training & Fitness Plan

Meal Plans:
Backpacking and Climbing Meal Plans

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