Today the whole team had an orientation conference call with our guides from Timberline Mountain Guides. They did a really good job getting everyone well informed and comfortable. I’m more confident now that my training routine is sufficient, which isn’t to say I’m going to slack but is to say that I will be less likely to push myself into more injuries.

Also, good news…we have another climber AND the guide:climber ratio is 1:3, so we will definitely have two guides. I have less concern now about being the weakest link.