Mt. Rainier: June 27th Update

Posted by: Ed Viesturs, Peter Whittaker, Andres Marin | June 27, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 10,080'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by Andres Marin and the Viesturs/Whittaker Climb led by Ed Viesturs & Peter Whittaker were unable to summit Mt. Rainier today due to high winds and poor visibility.
The teams began their descent from Camp Muir around 7:30 a.m. 

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons led by RMI Guide Billy Nugent will be returning to Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon. Weather and route conditions prevented the team from reaching the summit yesterday. Their team spent four days on the mountain expedition style climbing and learning new skills. 

We look forward to meeting the groups in Ashford later this morning.

A blustery day at Camp Muir, June 27, 2013.  Photo: Peter Whittaker Peter Whittaker and Ed Viesturs climb descending the Muir Snowfield, June 27, 2013. Photo: Peter Whittaker

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Not sure if this is the team with our fearless leader CPK. We are all here back at home base, “ST Francis” in CT rooting you all on!! Be safe! So proud!

:)

Posted by: Michelle Carrier on 6/28/2013 at 6:31 pm

Good luck on your summit. Go Dave, Mark, Sam, and Carl!!

Posted by: Eric Olson on 6/28/2013 at 6:47 am

What an awesome experience you must have had - the weather may have been against you but I’m sure you all learned a ton and had a blast!  Looking forward to seeing you home!

Posted by: JD on 6/27/2013 at 8:44 am

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