Sally and I are planning on doing hood and ranier hopefully in June , although our scedule is not made yet. we will have the necessary equipment, I already do. our plan is to do some bacpacking in the Ruby mtns in nev above 9000 feet to harden up and get used to the altitude first, than drive to hood, spend a day practicing with the equipment then do hood then ranier. we have done all the other highpoints in the west. will this work with you?