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Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Teams Reach the Summit!

Posted by: JJ Justman, Zeb Blais | August 26, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb August 23 - 26, 2014 Teams led by RMI Guides JJ Justman and Zeb Blais reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  The teams reported sunny skies with some strong wind gusts and a possible cloud cap trying to form above the mountain.  Both teams were able to enjoy some time on the summit before starting their descent.  The teams will return to Camp Muir and then continue their descent to Paradise.  We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp in Ashford later this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb teams!

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Good Job Sister & Ryan!  You didn’t get pinned to the wall!!!! :D

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Posted by: Asha Ramirez on 8/26/2014 at 8:30 pm


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Teams Reach the Summit!

Posted by: Elias de Andres Martos, Leon Davis | August 25, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Elias de Andres Martos and Leon Davis reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning around 7 am.
Elias reported clear skies and very light wind on the summit.  The from Camp Muir to the summit was covered with 6 - 12 inches of new snow.  The teams will enjoy some time on the summit before beginning their descent.
We look forward to seeing everyone at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb teams!

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Way to go team and all those good looking Davis boys!  You guys are amazing!
love, The Davis girls

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Posted by: Tiffany Davis on 8/25/2014 at 11:52 am


Mt. Rainier: Summit Climbs Teams on Top!

Posted by: Dave Hahn, Garrett Stevens | August 24, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guides Dave Hahn and Garrett Stevens led their Four Day Summit Climb teams to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  The teams reached the crater rim around 7 am and were able to spend some time on the summit taking photos and enjoying the views.  Both teams began their descent from the crater rim and will return to Camp Muir for a short rest before continuing down the mountain.

We look forward to seeing everyone back at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb team.

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So thrilled for John and team- What an amazing experience!! Can’t wait to see pics and hear all about your adventures.  Be safe- see you soon- Love you!!

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Posted by: Amy on 8/24/2014 at 9:15 am

This is the news I’ve been waiting for-I can’t wait to see the photos! The view must’ve been magnificent!!
congratulations Jason-and team!!

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Posted by: Anna Marie Brick on 8/24/2014 at 8:28 am


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Teams on Columbia Crest!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Mike King | August 23, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

At 6:45 am the Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Mike King were approaching the summit of Mt. Rainier, Columbia Crest.  Brent reported a beautiful day with a slight cloud ceiling above them.  The teams will enjoy the views from the top and then descent to Camp Muir for a short break before continuing down to Paradise this afternoon.

We look forward to seeing the teams at Rainier BaseCamp later today.

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Fred,
Happy trails ... Up and down. Enjoy the view. Psalm 91.

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Posted by: Jon and Cathy on 8/24/2014 at 9:34 am

Good luck everyone, especially Fred and Warren, have a wonderful experience!!!!! We we will be on the lookout from below ;)

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Posted by: The Newmans on 8/24/2014 at 6:56 am


Mt. Rainier: Teams on the Summit!

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Zeb Blais | August 22, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Billy Nugent along with the Expedition Skills Seminar - Paradise led by Zeb Blais reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  The teams reported clear skies with cold temperatures on the summit.  Both teams began their descent from the crater rim around 7:40 am.  The teams will return to Camp Muir for a short break before continuing down to Paradise.

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons led by Solveig Waterfall checked in this morning from Glacier Basin.  They will be descend from Glacier Basin back to the trail head and return to Rainier BaseCamp later today.

We look forward to seeing all of the teams back in Ashford later this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb Teams!

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Hey Granps (Roger Rathburn),
I hope all is going well on your trip. Looks like a fun time based off the website.
Stay safe and keep… read more

Posted by: Matheson Rathburn on 8/22/2014 at 2:58 pm

Way to go #1!!

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Posted by: alan on 8/22/2014 at 10:51 am


Mt. Rainier: Mike Walter Recounts Their Week on the Kautz

Posted by: Mike Walter | August 21, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier

Our Kautz Expedition Skills Seminar team arrived back to RMI Basecamp in Ashford, Washington, yesterday evening. We enjoyed excellent weather during the six day program, and we took advantage of it to spend lots of time climbing and training in the mountains.
We trained on a variety of skills, including various knots and hitches, anchors, crevasse rescue, and ice climbing.
On our climb, we moved camps up the mountain and went for our summit push. The Kautz Route was in a very challenging condition, and our climbers did a great job of managing the terrain. The Kautz Ice Chute was at least eight pitches (150’ rope lengths) long, with some additional steep climbing above it. The ice presented challenging climbing at high altitude, and pushed our limits. Due to the challenging nature of the ascent and a technical descent ahead of us, we opted to turn our climb around at ~13,000’, at the top of the Wapowety Cleaver. It had taken us ten hours to get to this point and only a couple of hours of glacier travel stood between us and the summit of Mount Rainier. But, we knew we had our work cut out for us to safely descend the Ice Chute and return back to camp. Everything went smoothly and it still took us ten hours to descend.
A huge 20-hour day in the mountains is very challenging, and I’m proud of our climbers for staying strong throughout the entire journey. I hope everyone has enjoyed a shower, cold beer, and flip flops…

RMI Guide Mike Walter

The Kautz Seminar practicing crevasse school on Mount Rainier. Photo: Mike Walter The ridge below Castle Rocks, Mount Rainier. Photo: Mike Walter Sunset on the Kautz Seminar, Mount Rainier. Photo: Mike Walter
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Mike/Ben/Leon/Nick, thanks again for a great week! George, Thomas and I are amazed by your ability to manage the risk on that route and show us what true mountaineering is.… read more

Posted by: Erik on 8/21/2014 at 3:05 pm


Mt. Rainier: August 21st Summit!

Posted by: Casey Grom, Lindsay Mann | August 21, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Mount Rainier Summit Climbs led by Casey Grom and Lindsay Mann are on the summit!  They reported clear skies above, cloud deck at 7,000’, and light winds. Since they just crested the crater rim at 7:00 a.m., they are enjoying the views and crossing over to the true summit, Columbia Crest, before beginning their descent.

Sunrise on Mt. Rainier's Disappointment Cleaver Route. Photo: Pete Van Deventer
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Congrats Chris and Stefan!! I knew you would make it!!! So great to meet you on Tuesday evening before you were about to embark on your amazing journey :) Enjoy… read more

Posted by: Renee on 8/23/2014 at 3:22 pm

Congratulations Dr. Ed for taking this most amazing challenge..Congratulations to the group!

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Posted by: Fran & JoAnne on 8/22/2014 at 7:25 am


Mount Rainier: Summit Climb Teams Reach the Top!

Posted by: JJ Justman, Elias de Andres Martos | August 20, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The RMI Four- and Five-Day Mount Rainier summit climbs reached the summit this morning by 7:30 a.m.  The weather was surprisingly cold, moderate winds and a cloud deck at 8,000’.  At 8:35 a.m. the teams began their descent from the crater rim and will make their way to Camp Muir, Paradise and then their celebration awaits at Rainier Basecamp.

RMI Guides JJ Justman and Elias de Andres Martos

RMI Guide Zach Lovell and team ascending Mount Rainier just after daybreak. Photo: JJ Justman
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Yay Sue M! Congratulations, and I can’t wait to celebrate with you tomorrow night :-)

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Posted by: Sarah B on 8/20/2014 at 5:01 pm

Go Grandpa Rathburn!  Amanda, Emily and Sue are watching your progress.  We’re all very proud of you.  I hope I can make that climb when I’m 75.

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Posted by: Roger Rathburn Jr. on 8/20/2014 at 4:07 pm


Mt. Rainier: August 19th Update

Posted by: Jake Beren | August 19, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Jake Beren and the Mount Rainier summit climb began their descent from the crater rim at 7:55 a.m. They spent over an hour on the summit in beautiful and crisp weather.

Congratulations to today’s summit climbers!

RMI climbers on the approach to the Mt. Rainier summit. Photo: Seth Waterfall
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Wow, way to go. I’m sure this won’t soon be forgotten. What an opportunity, way to make it happen!

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Posted by: Wick on 8/20/2014 at 9:35 pm

Congratulations Larry, Todd, Scott and all on your accomplishment!  It must have been truly amazing up there.

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Posted by: Angela Kantola on 8/20/2014 at 7:12 am


Mt. Rainier: August 17th Update

Posted by: Dave Hahn | August 17, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

Summit! RMI Guide Dave Hahn reached the Mount Rainier summit at 7:45 this morning. With beautiful blue skies and 10-15 mph winds, the team enjoyed the summit views for over an hour before beginning their descent at 9:00 a.m.

An RMI team ascending to the Mt. Rainier summit. Photo: Win Whittaker

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Recent Images From Mount Rainier

  • The Kautz Seminar practicing crevasse school on Mount Rainier. Photo: Mike Walter
  • The ridge below Castle Rocks, Mount Rainier. Photo: Mike Walter
  • Sunset on the Kautz Seminar, Mount Rainier. Photo: Mike Walter
  • Sunrise on Mt. Rainier's Disappointment Cleaver Route. Photo: Pete Van Deventer
  • RMI Guide Zach Lovell and team ascending Mount Rainier just after daybreak. Photo: JJ Justman
  • RMI climbers on the approach to the Mt. Rainier summit. Photo: Seth Waterfall
  • An RMI team ascending to the Mt. Rainier summit. Photo: Win Whittaker
  • An RMI team on the upper section of Mount Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection
  • The Four Day Summit Climb August 12 - 15 led by JJ Justman ascends to Camp Muir on August 14th, Mt. Rainier, Washington.  Photo: JJ Justman
  • Four Day Summit Climb August 12 - 15, 2014 on the upper slopes of Mt. Rainier.  Photo: JJ Justman
  • An RMI Team descending from the summit of Mt.Rainier in early August.  Photo: Mike Walter
  • RMI climbers crossing Mt. Rainier's summit crater to Columbia Crest. Photo: Brent Okita
  • Mt. Rainier - Approaching the top of the Disappointment Cleaver on the descent. Photo: Peter Whittaker
  • View of Mt. Adams from high break on Mt. Rainier. Photo: Brent Okita
  • The Four Day Summit Climb August 1 - 4, 2014 on Mt. Rainier August 4th on descent from the summit.  Photo: Seth Waterfall
  • The Cowlitz Glacier towards Cathedral Ridge and Lil Tahoma, Mt. Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection
  • An RMI Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons Team approaching Inter Glacier on Mt. Rainier.  Photo: RMI Collection
  • The Four Day Summit Climb July 25-28, 2014 Team crossing the summit crater of Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Seth Waterfall
  • Climbers at High Break on Mt. Rainier.  RMI Photo Collection
  • The RMI team ascending to Camp Muir on July 22nd.  Photo: Win Whittaker
  • The Four Day Summit Climb July 20 - 23 team enjoyed nice weather for their Mountaineering School on July 21st.  Photo: Win Whittaker
  • RMI climbers on the upper flanks of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Ed Viesturs
  • An RMI Team led by Brent Okita crossing the Mt. Rainier crater. Photo: Brent Okita
  • The Four Day Summit Climb Team July 13 - 16, 2014 ascending to Camp Muir.  Photo: Win Whittaker
  • RMI Climbers approaching the summit of Mt. Rainier on July 16, 2014.  Photo: Win Whittaker