Mt. Rainier: August 28th Update

Posted by: Shaun Sears, Eric Frank | August 27, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 11,500'

The Four Day Summit Climb August 24 - 27 led by RMI Guides Shaun Sears and Eric Frank were unable to summit today.  High winds kept the teams from leaving Camp Muir as scheduled.  The Camp Muir Telemetry shows an average wind speed between 55 - 80 mph. over night.  The teams did climb to Ingraham Flats later in the morning.  The wind was still blowing approximately 40 mph and they began their descent from this high point just before 8 am.  The teams returned to Camp Muir to repack and rest before starting their descent to Paradise shortly after 10 am.

RMI Guide Pete Van Deventer and the Expedition Skills Seminar - Paradise checked in this morning from the Paradise Glacier.  The team will be breaking camp and moving to Camp Muir.  They plan to do some additional training around Muir today and will be making their summit attempt tomorrow morning.

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Hey, do you guys have enough food to stay up there longer?
I Love you todd and amy.
Ben

Posted by: Ben Reeder on 8/27/2012 at 2:38 pm

oops i ment to say, i love you mom and dad
p.s. I LOVE YOU
BEN

Posted by: Ben Reeder on 8/27/2012 at 2:33 pm

So close today but no cigar. Good luck tomorow. Love MOM AND DAD.
BEN

Posted by: Ben Reeder on 8/27/2012 at 2:29 pm

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