|By Cody Finke |
Apr 21, 2013
I am planning on ski mountaineering the Cascade Ring of fire starting in early may at Mount Lassen in California. I hope to be getting to hood around May 24 or 25th and I would love to climb hood once with you if you still need a partner. I am an advanced ski mountaineer currently living and skiing in the tetons. I am very comfortable (but would not consider myself an expert) with glacier travel, rock climbing, rappelling, setting snow anchors, crevasse rescue, and self arresting/moving with a general mountaineering ice axe and crampons. That being said, I am not an ice climber and any routes that require ice tools I am unable to do. Additionally, I will be climbing several exciting volcanoes before (broken top, the three sisters, mount washington, three fingered jack, mount jefferson) and after Hood (Mount St Helens, Mount Adams, Mount Curtis Gilbert, Mount Rainier, Glacier Peak, Baker) so if you have a couple weeks and we worked well as partners you would be welcome to come with me for a few more mountains or you could just do hood several different ways and I could move on.