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Mt. Rainier: August 27th Update

Posted by: Mike Walter, Paul Edgren | August 27, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 10,080'

The Four Day Summit Climbs August 24 - 27 led by RMI Guides Mike Walter & Paul Edgren were unable to reach the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning due to poor weather on the mountain.  The teams reported wind, snow and rain at Camp Muir over night.  This morning the teams will begin their descent to Paradise.

We look forward to seeing them at Rainier Base Camp this afternoon.

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Mt. Rainier: August 26th - Teams on the Summit!

Posted by: Jake Beren, Leon Davis | August 26, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climbs August 23 - 26 led by RMI Guides Jake Beren & Leon Davis reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Jake reported light - moderate winds with 50 meters of visibility and some-what cold conditions.  The teams began their descent from the crater rim around 8 am PT.  The teams will descend to Camp Muir for a short break before continuing down to Paradise this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s summit climb teams!

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Mt. Rainier: August 25th Summit!

Posted by: J.J. Justman, Garrett Stevens | August 25, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climbs led by RMI Guides JJ Justman and Garrett Stevens reached the summit this morning at 6:40 a.m. They reported partly cloudy skies, 35 mph winds, and freezing level around 10,000’. The climbers ventured over to Columbia Crest, the highest point in Washington, before beginning their descent at 7:50 a.m.

Congratulations to the climbers!

August 25th, 2013 - Mt. Rainier as seen from Paradise. Photo: Mt. Rainier Webcam

Mt. Rainier: August 24, 2013 SUMMIT!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Solveig Waterfall | August 24, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

Our Four Day Summit Climb Teams led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Solveig Waterfall reached the summit of Mt. Rainier at 6:45am this morning.  The teams reported 35 mph winds, and good route conditions.  They will spend some time on the summit before starting their descent back to Camp Muir.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

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Mt. Rainier: Teams on the Summit August 23!

Posted by: | August 23, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Mike Walter radioed in on the Four Day Summit Climb August 20 - 23, 2013, at 7:30 his team was 10 minutes from the crater rim.  Mike reported broken clouds below at 6,000’. The team was in the cloud cap with light winds and poor visibility.  The Expedition Skills Seminar - Paradise  led by Billy Nugent also reached the summit this morning.  Both teams began their descent around 8:40 a.m. PT.  The teams will return to Camp Muir to repack before continuing their descent to Paradise.  We look forward to seeing everyone this afternoon at Rainier BaseCamp.

Congratulations to today’s climbing teams!

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Mt. Rainier: Teams on the Summit August 22nd!

Posted by: Geoff Schellens, Jake Beren | August 22, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climbs for August 19 - 22, 2013 reached the summit of Mt. Rainier today.  RMI Guides Jake Beren and Geoff Schellens led the teams.  Jake reported light winds from the Northwest with winds from the East earlier in the climb.  Temperatures were estimated in the low 20s.  The teams began their descent from the crater rim just after 7:30 am.  They will return to Camp Muir for a short break and then continue to Paradise later this afternoon.

We look forward to greeting the teams at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s summit climb teams!

RMI Teams en route to the summit of Mt. Rainier on August 22nd with a beautiful moon and rising sun.  Photo: Katrina Bloemsma
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Mt. Rainier: August 21, 2013 Summit!

Posted by: Elias de Andres Martos, Lindsay Mann, Eric Frank | August 21, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb Led By Elias de Andres Martos and Lindsay Mann reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. The teams had warm, clear and calm conditions on the climb.  They are currently descending and stopped at 12,700’ feet to do some work on the fixed lines before making their way back to Camp Muir.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

Looking over St. Elmo's Pass on the Emmons Seminar. Photo: Eric Frank View from the Emmons Seminar Camp. Photo: Eric Frank
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Mt. Rainier: August 20th Teams on the Summit!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Paul Edgren | August 20, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb August 17 - 20 reached the summit of Mt. Rainier just after 7 am PT this morning.  RMI Guides Brent Okita and Paul Edgren led the teams.  Brent reported a gorgeous day with clear skies and light winds averaging 15 mph.  The teams will spend some time on the summit before beginning their descent to Camp Muir.  After a short rest, the teams will continue to Paradise later this afternoon.

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons led by RMI Guide Eric Frank reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning shortly before 8 am PT.  The team will spend time enjoying the views and then return to their high camp for their final night on the mountain.

Congratulations to today’s summit climbers!

Watching the sunrise from Camp Schurman 9,440ft), Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Mike King
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Mt. Rainier: August 19th Team Summits!

Posted by: Pete Van Deventer, Zeb Blais, Andy Hildebrand | August 19, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Pete Van Deventer braved the winds to reach the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  After a short rest on the summit, the team began their descent shortly before 8 am.  They will return to Camp Muir to refuel before descending to Paradise later today.  We look forward to their arrival in Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulations climbers!

RMI Guide Eric Frank and the Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons continue to spend their days training.  Today the team moves from their camp on the Inter Glacier to Camp Schurman in preparation for their summit attempt.

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons at camp on the Inter Glacier  Photo: Eric Frank
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Mt. Rainier: August 18th Summit!

Posted by: Solveig Waterfall, J.J. Justman | August 18, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Solveig Waterfall and the Five Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide JJ Justman reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Solveig and JJ both reported moderate, gusty winds; clear skies; and warm temperatures.  The teams began their descent back to Camp Muir around 8:30 am.  The Five Day Summit Climb will return to Camp Muir for their final night on the mountain while the Four Day Summit Climb will rest and refuel before descending to Paradise.  We look forward to greeting the Four Day Summit Climb team in Ashford later today.

Congratulations to today’s climbs!

Sunrise on the upper slopes of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Photo: JJ Justman Climbers on the upper slopes of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Photo: JJ Justman

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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