Ok, so here is my question/scenario.
A guide is taking a group of us to climb Mount Baker and Mount Rainier this summer here in Washington State. Now, I have hiked 1000's of miles in my life, but done no mountaineering. So, my question is, has anyone done any serious mountaineering with a GoLite Shangra-La 3-person pyramid tent. I also own a Black Diamond Mega-Light pyramid as well. While it is made from a heavier silnylon, it lacks guy lines. I have a floor with this tent as well.
I know pyramid tents are good for snow/rain, however, I am not familiar with them in higher winds. I have guy lines and snow anchors and stakes.
Obviously, I can lower the apex of the tent and can dig into the snow/ice for wind protection... however, my guide/friend is a little concerned about the wind factor.
What do you all think? Am I nuts to take one of those pyramid style shelters on Rainier?