Expedition Skills Seminar - Winter:  Team Gathers at Rainier BaseCamp

Posted by: Adam Knoff, JJ Justman | February 03, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 1,800'

RMI’s Expedition Skill Seminar - Winter is a go! And the first thing we are doing is the 1st principal of Leave No Trace…plan and prepare. Adam Knoff and I are busy with the team organizing and packing gear, practicing knots and hitches, and teaching various self rescue techniques all in the comfort of RMI BaseCamp in Ashford.

We have a decent forecast and our hope is to make a big push up to Camp Muir tomorrow. Will we summit? How high will we get in the frigid snows of Rainier? Stay tuned to find out.

One thing is for sure, we will be having fun while going through advanced training for big mountain climbing.

RMI Guide JJ Justman

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Winter discusses appropriate gear for the expedition.  Photo: JJ Justman The Seminar training begins at Rainier BaseCamp.  Photo: JJ Justman

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Woohoo!! Conquer that mountain guys! <3

Posted by: Roz on 2/5/2013 at 8:01 pm

Tim and Frank, my super-charged awesome inspirations:  come home safe and happy and with lots of good pics.  Can’t wait to hear all of your fun stories and see your smiling faces.  We are all so proud, and love and miss you guys tons.  HIGH FIVE!!!  XXOO

Posted by: Dusty on 2/5/2013 at 6:22 pm

Sorry bout the power outage, how the folks on the mountain doin?

Posted by: Pops on 2/5/2013 at 5:18 pm

High Five, Tim!!!  You freakin rock!!!
  —- Beth

Posted by: Beth on 2/5/2013 at 10:52 am

I am CERTAIN everyone had a awesome day of climbing!:)i know Frank did & Tim has probably already caught the moutain climbing bug!! WE are praying for good~calm weather & a safe trek to Summit!!Love from Frank’s Lady! :)GOOD TIMES!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by: Candi K. on 2/5/2013 at 7:07 am

The RMW team is watching here at Armstrong in Memphis! We hope you have the best time ever and wish you good luck!Come upstairs to see us when you get back so we can hear all about it!

Posted by: Monica on 2/4/2013 at 2:07 pm

Y’all be safe up that mountain and have a great time. Bring back all the pictures you can so those of us at sea-level can have a taste! **Miss you Dan! Hurry up and get to the top so you can hurry up and come home. Rock it like a hurricane, babe!!

Posted by: Roz on 2/4/2013 at 1:33 pm

Happy Birthday Thom. Have a greaat time.

Posted by: Pops on 2/4/2013 at 3:37 am

Best of luck as you guys depart for Muir!!! Here’s to hoping the weather holds out and the conditions are favorable! Frank: Keep Tim warm for me! Tim: Bella and I took what remained of your climbing rack and all your boats and ran away to Colorado.. We MIGHT be back in town when you are… MIGHT. ;) Super stoked for you all! Make it happen!

Posted by: Tim's Little Woman on 2/3/2013 at 7:34 pm

JJ..luv your way of thinkin! Plan & Prepare~ So very excited for each one!! what an adventure for sure! BIG KISS to my babe Frankie Fontaine S.!!! I’m your biggest fan babe..& can’t WAIT to hear all about it!! Candi K.

Posted by: candi k on 2/3/2013 at 7:16 pm

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