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By DerekD
Apr 15, 2013
What would be a good mountain to be my first summit? This winter I'd like to learn to ice climb ... I'm a 5.8 climber, top roping, learning to lead. Any info on guides would be appreciated too. Thanks

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By NYClimber
From New York
Apr 15, 2013
Awesome slab climb right out of the water! Rogers ...
Where do you live?

And what kind of climbing you seeking to do?

Mountaineering / Apline climbing?

Technical ice climbing?

Mixed climbing?

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By DerekD
Apr 15, 2013
I live in Wisconsin so I'll be flying somewhere ...

I like to maybe do mixed so I could get a taste ..

I also backcountry ski so mountaineering would help..

I was looking at mt hood, as a starter with a guide .

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By Ben Beckerich
From saint helens, oregon
Apr 16, 2013
About half way up the East Arete on Illumination R...
Kind of a broad topic.. Are you looking for a technical alpine route for a first mountain? Due to the significantly increased objective hazard of mountains, it's advisable to start on easier routes. You really need to develop a head for avalanche, rockfall, crevasse, fall hazard, weather, navigation, etc, etc, etc., before you start trying routes of commitment.

Hood is a great place to start.

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By Maurice Chaunders
Apr 16, 2013
Colombian Crack
Why not combine the trip and take a winter mrountaineering course on rainier? I took it, and while we didn't have snow that was stable enough for a summit attempt, I learned a crapload of great skills. 6 days I think, and a great investment on many levels.

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By DerekD
Apr 20, 2013
Ithink a 6 good day beginners mountaineering course would be the best idea. Thanks for the replies

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