Apparently, things got a little hairy up there on the ice, but the team was in the capable hands of Rainier Mountaineering owner Peter Whittaker. Peter's uncle, Jim Whittaker, was the first American to climb Mount Everest in 1963.
Still, I had to ask. Wasn't Men's Journal a little worried that a client might be injured or even killed?
Said Shenck: "I wasn't worried about it ahead of time, but the thought did occur to me when we were coming back, and were under a piece of ice on the same spot on Rainier where 11 climbers were killed in the largest mountaineering disaster in American climbing. The fact that our guide, Peter Whittaker, was one of the survivors of that accident did little to dispel the notion. But, happily, the only thing killed was a bunch of pizzas that night."
And, if nothing else, it'll certainly make for better stories than a night of bowling.