Rasa began climbing in 1998. She wasn't a technical climber but had gotten into
high altitude moutaineering. During her climbing years there was plenty of
activity. With long time friends Tom Demerly and Bob Reedy, she went on trips to
James Peak, Mount Elbert, Mount Rainier, Mount Kilimanjaro, and Cerro Aconcagua.
Mount Kilimanjaro. Africa's highest peak and the world's highest free
Mount Elbert, 1998
Rasa's first clmibing trip. It started with a day climb of James Peak and
culminated in a two day climb of Mount Elbert, Colorado's highest peak.