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paige.Check out this book, from what I've seen it's pretty much the undisputed bible of mountaineering. It's very thorough, so I've never made it through the whole thing, prefering to flip around to the sections I need. You can get away with an older edition, but be away that some technology has changed since then (for example the advice about air mattresses).
That said, you're better off taking a course or finding someone to mentor you when you're starting out.
It's been a slow process getting a crew going here at UPS, but I finally have a decent crew to get out with (just in time to graduate in December...)
LiteratureAnd to that end, I'll be out in April and possibly May. Let's try to go out and ski something. Too bad the Zipper had an all alder runout this year.
Literature-Some experienced, older dudes/gals who have been around and know their shit. They've seen or had buddies die out there. They've made important mistakes and learned and are still around. Maybe they've been a guide for a while--this can be really helpful. Most importantly for this group, they need to be keen on showing you the ropes and pitons and whatever else you'll need to learn along the way. I can't emphasize these mentors enough--they've been instrumental in many things I've learned. They help to temper your youthful, "fuck it let's go" attitude. They'll show you how to be more efficient. And they'll help you to grow your circle of climbing partners.
nsfairySpeaking of mentors.. I'm going to be skiing the beartooths a ton this summer, lets tour!!
AenigmaWhen are you getting up there? Things area already looking pretty thin, but there's almost always skiing to do if you're willing to hike for it. I'll probably be in the Beartooths two or three times this summer fishing and backpacking, since I'm living on Yellowstone Lake starting mid-May.
SklarI'm super down!
I'll be up in Whistler in a couple weeks for WSI, but I'm around other than that.
And yea, it really is a bummer, I was jonesing to ski it this winter. Been playing around the Nisqually chutes mostly.
The_PowtographerI'm actually back home in Washington this summer from Utah and am looking for someone to go touring/climbing with if you want to join. I've done some mountaineering such as crevasse rescue and have spent quite a bit of time up on Rainier. Send me a message if you want to meet up. I'm trying to go up Adams next weekend for fun if you want to tag along!