Hey guys! Since my brother Steve’s last guest post about his epic winter ascent of Mt. Hood was such a hit, he’s back to share another guest post, this time about summiting Mt. Rainier last summer!
I’ll let him take it away – thanks for sharing with us, Steve! (Psst: while you’re at it, check out my recap from the Mt. St. Helens summit hike Matt and I did with Steve back in October – most intense hike of my life!)
Summiting Mt. Rainier
A guest post by Anne’s brother Steve
Climbing Mt. Rainier has been on my list of things to do since I moved to Washington State – you can see the mountain super clearly from Ft. Lewis (where I’m stationed). I can remember it being a welcome sight as it towered over everything when I took my first trip out here back in 2008. As a result, when a friend of mine from mentioned that he was putting together a Mt. Rainier trip, I jumped at the opportunity to tag along. Pictured below is Mt. Rainier in the background of a hike Anne and I did back in late summer of 2015 (here’s a link to her blog recap from that: Hiking Mount Rainier National Park).
Summiting Mt. Rainier requires a bit more equipment than I had, though, even with all of the military gear I’ve been issued. So, I had to pick up/rent a bunch of new stuff. Pictured below is my packing list: