Open Up Mt. Rainier
Rainier Mountaineering, Incorporated (RMI) has a monopoly for guiding people up Mt. Rainier. (Unless you do it yourself.) This contract was due to expire in 2001, but is currently on its second 1-year extension. The NPS has recently proposed a range of alternatives for guiding at Mt. Rainier which will greatly affect the choices that we have when looking for a Mt. Rainier climbing guide service (see page 36):
The Preferred Alternative, #3, I enthusiastically support. This
alternative, among other things, splits the RMI concession into three
concessions.with three equal companies having the ability to run trips on
Emmons, Kautz, and Muir routes.
So send a letter saying that you support Alternative #3...and send it to:
Mt. Rainier National Park
Commercial Services Plan Comments
Tahoma Woods, Star Route
Ashford, WA 98304
or, you can send it by e mail:
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The opinions expressed herein are my own personal opinions and do not represent
my employer's view in anyway.