I am a beginnining mountaineer. actually make that a total beginner. I am 17 and i have always been interested in climbing Mt. Rainier and mountains like it. I have a small amount of experience in rock climbing, and lots in hiking/backpacking. I would love for somebody to help teach me the basics of mountaineering and possibly be my mentor for my first climb. If you live around the seattle area please give me a call at (206)499-0382. I have all of my own gear and i could get some extra group gear needed. Oh by the way my name is Jack and i live on Vashon Island. Call or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!