Started this discussion. Last reply by Ali Alami Mar 27.
This along with what is the safest month to climb Mt. Rainier is a popular questions from our members. Late spring and summer are when conditions are best, starting in May and ending in September. Realize conditions on the mountain change weekly and may be different from year to year but generally you can expect the following in each month:
Much of the mountain is still in deep snow, even at the parking lot. Most of the crevasses are covered…Continue
Posted on August 1, 2014 at 9:30pm
Posted on May 15, 2014 at 5:30pm
Trail running is fun alternative to hiking for those with limited time. It is also one of the best ways to train for mountaineering, as the uneven ground on a typical trail will work muscles similar to those used in climbing and hiking. The key is to prevent injury, stay safe, and get home. Here are 7 mistakes to avoid when trail running:
1. Not leaving your plans with a reliable person. You should tell someone where you’re running, including the trail, distance,…Continue
Posted on February 15, 2014 at 2:30pm
Beyond clothing shelter is anything that protects a person from environmental hazards such as rain, wind, lightning, snow, cold, insects, and more. Shelter helps you maintain a 98.6 body temperature, stay dry, and warm. When most people think of shelter in the wilderness they imagine a tent, spend enough time outdoors and you’ll find that in most situations you aren’t carrying or have easy access to a tent. Think about the last time you hiked, were on the summit of a mountain, skied, or…Continue
Posted on January 11, 2014 at 7:00am
Not only is this a good skill to woo friends with but its useful in navigation and outdoors. Take a look at the following picture, can you tell how far different land features are? Here’s a general rule that works in areas with trees, you can use trees as a reference point for pin pointing the distance of other objects.
Posted on January 7, 2014 at 9:06am