After learning some things about one prospective partner for the planned March climb of Rainier, I have decided to cancel. Certain specifics: he attempted to ski an extremely committing line, in February, under considerable avalanche danger, on his own. He triggered a 300′ wide avalanche that ran 1,400′. This isn’t the first time SAR has been called for him either. It was a no-brainer.
I will be departing on Friday, May 1 with a competent partner, and I can’t wait.