Rainier officially postponed

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.

Hello, World!

Welcome and thanks for stopping by. This is my first attempt at blogging. I plan to post about things that interest me – skiing, hiking, assorted mountain items, some photography, and a bit of politics and finance. I’m starting by archiving old hikes from as far back as a few years ago. Enjoy.

Update, 3:16pm 5/18/08: The archiving process is finally complete, and appropriately back-dated. Everything forward from this post is new.