I am intersted in Rainier in summer 2006. I went to Shasta 4 times and to Whitney twice. Reading about the guided tour http://www.rmiguides.com/htmldocs/summit_climb.asp
i am concerned about the price. Since you climbed it last year, would you think a guide would be needed for the 1st timer? Please let me know if you have already people in your team and you are ok if i join.