In September 2005, I climbed Mount Rainier, just south of Seattle, with the help of Rainier Mountaineering Inc,
a company specialized in guiding on Mount Rainier. Although Mount Rainier is not a particularly difficult climb,
merely just a glacier hike, the mountain offers many objective dangers such as crevasses and white-out weather conditions
making the use of a guide a good idea. It is certainly a "big day out" with a total of 3000 vertical meters to scale
before reaching the summit of close to 4400 meters.
It was a very enjoyable and recommendable climb!