Mt. Rainier: Muir Seminar Starts Their Week at Rainier Basecamp

Posted by: Casey Grom, Adam Knoff | May 19, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 1,762'

RMI Guides Casey Grom and Adam Knoff are leading our first Expedition Skills Seminar - Muir of the 2013 season.  Today they are spending the day at Rainier Basecamp preparing for their next five days on Mt. Rainier.  Team introductions, gear organizing, and technical training is on their agenda.

While the team was testing out their boots on a hike from Basecamp, they ran into Lou Whittaker, the man who started RMI 44 years ago!  Some stories were told and photos were taken, then it was back to training.

The team is anxious to head up on the mountain tomorrow!

Lou Whittaker posing with the ESS - Muir team. Photo: Casey Grom The ESS - Muir crew testing their boots on the Basecamp trail. Photo: Casey Grom ESS-Muir Gear Check at Rainier Basecamp. Photo: Casey Grom

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Take it all in.  Savor each moment.  Fill your senses with the beautiful creation.  Enjoy your climb, enjoy each other, enjoy the views.

Posted by: Craig and Marilyn Miller on 5/21/2013 at 8:22 am

Just saw the pictures!  How awesome Jared!!

Posted by: Kris Reene on 5/20/2013 at 3:52 pm

Lou Whittaker?! What an awesome start to the trip! Good luck today Brian and Jared (and the whole crew), thinking about you!!

Posted by: Whitney Miller on 5/20/2013 at 5:45 am

Rachel—how fun to see your picture with the group.  Have fun - good luck!

Posted by: Mom on 5/20/2013 at 4:43 am

Be safe J and have fun!  I love you!

Posted by: Whitney on 5/20/2013 at 4:25 am

Good luck today Ran.  Looks like a strong group of climbers!

Posted by: Steve Wright on 5/20/2013 at 3:09 am

Good Luck today Ran. Looks like a strong group of climbers!

Posted by: Steve Wright on 5/20/2013 at 3:07 am

We’ll be rooting for you Jared!  Take lots of pictures!
Love ya!
Mom & Dad

Posted by: Lyle Reene on 5/19/2013 at 7:57 pm

We were glued to the webcam waiting for a glimpse of you.  We’re rooting for you all.  You’re making once in a lifetime memories!  Go Taylor!

Posted by: Brad and Lori Briggs on 5/19/2013 at 5:54 pm

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