I am blessed and privileged to have been on Rainier. After a short visit in 2013, I was in awe at the sight of this majestic mountain. Coming in at just under 4400m (a bit more than 14,000ft), Rainier is not only a challenge, but a respected practice ground for climbers and hikers alike before tackling the eight thousanders.
With the helpful guide Joseph Anderson over at Peregrine Expeditions and his equally skilled climbing partner Matt, Christine and I had finally been given the chance to see Rainier in its beauty. I found challege, both physically and mentally. I also found peace and an ability to be mindful. Rainier truly changed me.
If you are interested in this climb/hike, i wouldn't hesitate to reach out to Joseph Anderson @ peregrineexpeditions.com/
I'd also like to take this moment to remember those who perished on the Liberty Ridge a few weeks prior to my climb. They passed away doing what they loved.
"It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves." - Edmund Hillary