Oct. 30, 2007
I recently had the opportunity to go on a guided climb up Mt Rainier with the Mountain Hardwear team. The main purpose of the trip was to test product and hear firsthand feedback from the guides at Rainier Mountaineering, Inc. (RMI) about the gear they use from Mountain Hardwear.
Rainier Mountaineering, Inc. is owned and operated by Lou and Peter Whittaker together with Joseph Horiskey. RMI not only guides clients up to the summit of Rainier but they also teach the latest techniques in mountain and ice climbing.
Mountain Hardwear supplies RMI with all the outerwear and tents to run their business – this includes outfitting the guides as well as being the sole brand offered for rental outerwear.
We arrived Friday afternoon in Seattle and carpooled to Ashford, Washington where RMI has their headquarters. The weather forcast was not looking good with 100% chance of precipitation on Sunday.
Saturday morning was mostly cloudy when we headed up the mountain for a day of ...