Great article, thanks.
I'm awfully glad I did the Presidential traverse and Mt Washington many times in winter BEFORE climbing Rainier and then Denali. On Denali, we met climbers from Colorado who were so overconfident that they were on the mountain and climbed to 17,000 feet in like three days and then bailed because a three day blizzard moved in. We had more than week's worth of food and fuel, because were were expecting the weather to be like that. They hiked down and then flew out (because the planes could finally get in) the day I summited.
Being WAY overconfident does not serve you well in the mountains, even little ones.