Been Busy lately.
I'm recovering from a combo of Forsyth's wedding, Climbing Mt. Rainier and getting serious altitude sickness. after a week of 4hrs or so sleep a night it has caught up to me. The trip was a much needed break and it was super fun doing a trip with Brook.
Anyway 2 weeks ago the N. Face of Pioneer:
An awesome day with 6,000' of climbing to a steepish 60 degree couloir at the top. It was sweet. Until the 4 hr bushwack to get back to the highway, yep we should have descended a different way...
Then Rainier... four days of crazyness, the full story I spewed forth here. Liberty Ridge was a fun climb, but the brush with life-threatening altitude sickness on the descent is what I took away from the trip however... HAPE sucks!
It looks like I won the photo contest, so if anyone wants to buy a 50" plasma HDTV drop me a line, thanks for voting! Since I used Dan B's music in Colorado it seemed fitting to offer him a flight up to alaska with the procedes to go into Little switzerland... the training begins. Team Stupid united at last! its been since India and hanging in colorado.
Aside from all this hoopla my knee is still sore as ever and I'm looking at getting a wetsuit for alpine lake swimming. I hope that by focusing on rock climbing for the next month will give it some rest now that my mountaineering bug has been itched, it never ends.