August 2012 Blog Posts (2)

Thanks, Fitclimb ... and cousin Dan

I summited Mt. Rainier Saturday morning, August 4th (2012) in perfect weather (zero wind, even!).  I want to thank Fitclimb, particularly Grant Story and his 12 week Mt Rainier Training Plan, for playing a key role in making this dream come true.

In late April I learned I would have the opportunity to climb Rainier three months later, guided by a cousin who was a Rainier (RMI) guide in the 80's.  I went online, found Grant's 12-week plan, and followed it ... rigorously for the most…


Added by baker.stocking on August 8, 2012 at 8:04pm — 4 Comments

Journey to the top of Rainier - My Ramblings

My interest in climbing Mount Rainier took strong hold after the hike to the Camp Muir with Ali in 2010 and I had been looking into the schedule of the Rainier climbing companies but couldn't make a decision.  While I put the idea of climbing in the back burner and concentrated on other outdoor activities, I got the email from the Asha bicycle email group in January 2012 about a meeting to discuss about the Rainier climb.  I wanted to checkout the opportunity to climb Rainier with the…


Added by Gunny on August 1, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

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