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Paying experienced climber/ guide for winter lead up Rainier

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Ross Fouladi · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 0

Intermediate climber looking to give rainier a go in February, dates are flexible.

Being so that guided courses have a set date, thus reducing the chances of summiting, I'm looking to pay an experienced climber/ guide to accompany me when weather conditions are reasonable.

By no means a beginner, just not experienced enough to lead my own winter ascent.

Email for more information on the offered price etc..

Ross Fouladi

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 275

In order for someone to be paid for guiding, the guide has to be permitted by the national park or they are illegally guiding.

The authorized guide services on Rainier will take you on a private climb to the summit, on your schedule, but it is fairly pricey.

Sam Keller · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 30

Welcome to the wide world of permit clusterfucks and bullshit regulations.

C Brooks · · Fresno, CA · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 551

Find a competent partner instead of a guide

ViperScale . · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 240

Best way around it is to "pay expenses" of your friend that is climbing with you. It is all in how you word it on whether it is legal or not.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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