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Mt. Rainier: RMI Guide JJ Justman Checks in from Climbing School

Posted by: J.J. Justman | September 05, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier

These are the days that I really love being a mountain guide. Sharing the beauty of Mt. Rainier in September can only be understood by experiencing the beauty of Autumn on Rainier.

The wild flowers are popping in full color. The marmots are whistling. And despite marginal weather, the low marine layers really make the mountains appear luminous and majestic.

The photos don’t do it justice so get off the couch, push yourself away from the desk and get on out here!

RMI Guide JJ Justman

The lower slopes of Mt. Rainier, September 5, 2013.  Photo: JJ Justman RMI Guide JJ Justman and team hike above Paradise to a training area for Climbing School.  Photo: JJ Justman
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Mt. Rainier: September 5, 2013 Update

Posted by: Tyler Reid, Garrett Stevens | September 05, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 10,080'

Our Four Day Summit Climb Teams led by RMI Guides Tyler Reid and Garrett Stevens were roped up and ready to go early this morning but the ensuing lightening storm and thunder showers kept the teams at Camp Muir.  They plan on leaving Camp Muir at about 8 a.m. this morning and will make their way back to RMI Basecamp early this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s teams.

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Mt. Rainier: September 4, 2013

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Paul Edgren | September 04, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 12,300'

RMI Guides Billy Nugent and Paul Edgren led their Four Day Summit Climb teams to the top of Disappointment Cleaver this morning before encountering strong winds, low visibility, and precipitation.  The teams have safely returned to Camp Muir and are getting ready to descend back to Paradise.  We are excited to welcome the teams back in Ashford early this afternoon.

September 4, 2013 - Mt. Rainier as seen from Paradise.  Photo: Mt. Rainier Webcam
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Mt. Rainier: September 3rd - Teams Turned Around at 12, 300’

Posted by: Brent Okita, Zeb Blais | September 03, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 12,300'

The Four Day Summit Climbs August 31 - 3 September were unable to reach the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  RMI Guides Brent Okita & Zeb Blais reported poor visibility and increased winds and precipitation as the teams reached the top of Disappointment Cleaver (12,300’).  The teams made the decision to turn around at that point and return to Camp Muir.  The teams were able to relax at Camp Muir before starting their descent to Paradise.  We look forward to meeting the groups at Rainier BaseCamp later this morning.

The ascending climb gets briefed by RMI Guide Andy Hildebrand before the final stretch to Camp Muir on September 2.  Photo: Katrina Bloemsma
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Mt. Rainier: September 2nd

Posted by: Elias de Andres Martos, Leon Davis | September 02, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 12,700'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Elias de Andres Martos and Leon Davis were unable to reach the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  The teams returned to Camp Muir at 7:45 am from their high point of 12,700’.  While at Camp Muir the teams will gear up for their descent to Paradise; we look forward to greeting them when they arrive back at Rainier Basecamp later today.

The teams descending to Ingraham Flats due to low visibility and high winds at 12,700'. Photo: Lindsay Mann An RMI Team ascending through Cathedral Gap.  Photo: RMI Collection
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Mt. Rainier: September 1, 2013

Posted by: Tyler Reid, Garrett Stevens | September 01, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 11,200'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Tyler Reid and Garrett Stevens made the prudent decision to call 11,200’ the team’s high point after encountering firm, icy conditions.  The team is making its way across the Cowlitz Glacier towards Camp Muir.  Once back at Camp Muir, everyone will refuel, rest, and repack for the descent back to Paradise.  We look forward to seeing the team back in Ashford early this afternoon.

The Cowlitz Glacier looking towards Cathedral Gap with Little Tahoma to the right.  Photo: RMI Collection
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Mt. Rainier: August 31, 2013 Update

Posted by: Dave Hahn, Paul Edgren | August 31, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 11,800'

The Four Day Summit Climb Led by RMI Guides Dave Hahn and Paul Edgren reached 11,800’ feet today before encountering firm and icy conditions on the route which forced them to turn around.  Dave Hahn reported clear skies and beautiful weather.  The team is currently descending from Ingraham Flats and will be back at RMI Basecamp in the early afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

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Mt. Rainier: August 30, 2013 Update

Posted by: Brent Okita, Zeb Blais | August 30, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 11,200'

Our Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Zeb Blais waited out weather in the early hours of the morning before starting their summit attempt of Mt. Rainier.  The teams headed out at 4am and reached Ingraham Flats before encountering firm, icy conditions on the route.  They made the decision to enjoy the sunrise at the Flats before heading back down to Camp Muir.  Brent and Zeb both commented on the strength and toughness of their teams and were very proud of their achievements on the mountain.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

Climber at sunrise on Ingraham Flats - RMI Photo Collection

Mt.Rainier: August 29, 2013 Update

Posted by: J.J. Justman, Billy Nugent | August 29, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 10,200'

Our Four Day Summit Climb Teams led by RMI Guides JJ Justman and Billy Nugent did not leave Camp Muir last night.  High winds, heavy precipitation and low visibility made Camp Muir the high point for the team.  The teams enjoyed breakfast and hot coffee this morning and are now en-route to Paradise and will be back at RMI Basecamp early this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

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Mt. Rainier: August 28th Update

Posted by: Eric Frank, Solveig Waterfall | August 28, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 10,400'

The Four Day Summit Climb Teams, August 25 - 28, were unable to reach the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning due to high winds and precipitation.  RMI Guide Eric Frank reported that the teams left Camp Muir before 2 am on their summit attempt but were forced to turn around at 10,400’ because of heavy rain and wind.  Visibility at Camp Muir was very low and wind continued with gusts estimated at 40 mph. The teams are expected to start their descent from Camp Muir around 8:30 am PT.

We look forward to seeing the groups at Rainier BaseCamp later this morning.

Updated 4:11pm PST

The Four Day Summit Climbs led by JJ Justman and Billy Nugent have reached Camp Muir.  The guides are making some hot coffee for the crew while they settle in and prepare for their summit attempt tonight.  Check out the video JJ sent on their ascent to Camp Muir today!

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Recent Images From Mount Rainier

  • Last rest break on the mountain. Photo: Brent Okita
  • Group photo near Paradise. Photo: Brent Okita
  • The winter seminar training in tough conditions at Camp Muir. Photo: Brent Okita
  • The Mt. Rainier winter seminar's high point today. Photo: Robby Young
  • Winter seminar training with avalanche transceivers. Photo: Brent Okita
  • The winter seminar traversing the Cowlitz Glacier. Photo: Brent Okita
  • Taking a break on our way up the Muir Snowfield. Photo: Brent Okita
  • Mt. Rainier seminar ascending to Camp Muir. Photo: Brent Okita
  • Beautiful vast views on Mt. Rainier seminar. Photo: Brent Okita
  • Route Planning. Photo: Bryan Hendrick
  • Ski Camp. Photo: Bryan Hendrick
  • Paradise Valley. Photo: Bryan Hendrick
  • The Dining tent. Photo: Bryan Hendrick
  • Winter seminar's first camp at Marmot Hill. Photo: Elias de Andres Martos
  • RMI Winter Seminar ascending the upper slopes of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Elias de Andres Martos
  • March 2014 Winter Seminar team walking into the Mt. Rainier crater. Photo: Elias de Andres Martos
  • March 13, 2014 -Winter Seminar summit team pose under bluebird skies in Mt. Rainier's crater. Photo: Elias de Andres Martos
  • Views over Mt. Rainier's crater. Photo: Seth Waterfall
  • The Expedition Skills Seminar - Muir on the summit of Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Brent Okita
  • The sunrise as the climbers ascend Mt. Rainier on September 19th.  Photo: Brent Okita
  • RMI Climbers taking a rest break after reaching the summit of Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Brent Okita
  • RMI Climbers on the crater rim of Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Dave Hahn
  • Crater Rim at Sunrise - Photo: Bryan Hendrick
  • 9/12/13 - Ladder on the Disappointment Cleaver Route. Photo: Katrina Bloemsma
  • RMI Guide Mike King gives instruction on running belays during the Expedition Skills Seminar - Muir, Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Lindsay Mann
  • View of Mt. Rainier as seen from Paradise.  Photo: Mt. Rainier Web Cam
  • Little Tahoma as seen from Muir Ridge.  Photo: RMI Collection
  • 9/7/13- Summit climbers all smiles on the mountain this morning. Photo: JJ Justman
  • Four Day Summit Climb at sunrise. Photo: JJ Justman
  • Summit climb led by JJ Justman on the descent. Photo: JJ Justman
  • 9/6/13 - Summit teams at Camp Muir. Photo: Lindsay Mann
  • The lower slopes of Mt. Rainier, September 5, 2013.  Photo: JJ Justman
  • RMI Guide JJ Justman and team hike above Paradise to a training area for Climbing School.  Photo: JJ Justman
  • September 4, 2013 - Mt. Rainier as seen from Paradise.  Photo: Mt. Rainier Webcam
  • The ascending climb gets briefed by RMI Guide Andy Hildebrand before the final stretch to Camp Muir on September 2.  Photo: Katrina Bloemsma
  • The teams descending to Ingraham Flats due to low visibility and high winds at 12,700'. Photo: Lindsay Mann
  • An RMI Team ascending through Cathedral Gap.  Photo: RMI Collection
  • The Cowlitz Glacier looking towards Cathedral Gap with Little Tahoma to the right.  Photo: RMI Collection