Mt. Rainier: Teams on the Summit - July 18, 2013!

Posted by: Win Whittaker, Elias de Andres Martos | July 18, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Win Whittaker and his team of climbers with the Climb for Clean Air in support of the American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. The Four Day Summit Climb July 15 - 18 led by Elias de Andres Martos reached the summit also.  The skies are clear above with warm temperatures.  The teams enjoyed some time on the summit before starting their descent.  The teams will stop at Camp Muir then continue their descent to Paradise this afternoon.

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Paradise has enjoyed several days training on the mountain.  Yesterday, the team practice their crevasse rescue techniques (see photo below).  Today they will ascend to Camp Muir for some additional training.  They will make their summit attempt early tomorrow morning.

Congratulations to today’s summit climbers!

The July 18th ALA team en route to the summit of Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Win Whittaker The Expedition Skills Seminar - Paradise at 8,600 ft on the Paradise Glacier practicing crevasse rescue.  Photo: Garrett Stevens Climbing at 9,400' on the Cowlitz Glacier, heading up to Camp Muir. Photo: Garrett Stevens

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Great pics - - have a great time and stay safe!  Paul, bring us some terrific stories and great photos.

Paul Edelbrock’s sister-in-law,
Maren

Posted by: Maren Chaloupka on 7/19/2013 at 8:09 am

Go boys GO!!!!
Proud of you all! Keep each other safe and have fun!!!!
Xo,
Muffy

Posted by: Meredith Kanton on 7/18/2013 at 6:47 pm

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