Posts for Mount Rainier

Mt. Rainier: July 25th SUMMIT!

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Leon Davis, Bridget Belliveau, Caleb Ladue, Adam Butterfield, Billy Haas | July 25, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb Team led by RMI Guides Billy Nugent and Leon Davis reached the Summit of Camp Muir today.  The teams reported great climbing conditions and clear skies.

Congratulations to Today’s Teams!

Climbers at High Break on Mt. Rainier.  RMI Photo Collection
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Congrats Steve and Danny!!! I can’t wait to hear all about it!

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Posted by: Jacqui on 7/25/2014 at 11:32 am

Congrats Josh, Tom, and tall brother!

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Posted by: Brian Stone on 7/25/2014 at 9:40 am


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climbs Team Remain at Camp Muir

Posted by: Jake Beren, Zeb Blais | July 24, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 10,060'

The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Zeb Blais and Jake Beren were unable to make a summit attempt of Mt. Rainier this morning due to weather conditions.  Jake reported steady winds of 50 mph overnight with gusts to 70 mph.  As of 7:30 am conditions had improved slightly with decreased winds and partial clearing.  Snow accumulation at Muir was estimated at 6-10 inches.

The teams will depart Camp Muir around 9:15 en route to Paradise and then continue down to Rainier BaseCamp in Ashford.


Mt. Rainier: Summit Climbs Unable to Climb Due to Weather

Posted by: Win Whittaker, Tyler Reid | July 23, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 10,060'

The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Win Whittaker and Geoff Schellens were unable to make a summit attempt of Mt. Rainier due to poor weather.  The teams experienced high winds, hail, rain and lightening overnight, fortunately they remained safely tucked in a Camp Muir.
The teams will start their descent from Camp Muir later this morning and will arrive at Paradise in the early afternoon.

Tyler Reid and the Expedition Skills Seminar Team - Emmons called from Camp Schurman. All is well with the group. They dressed to climb during a small weather window @ 2am this morning but were shut down by hail and lightning. They have around 4 inches of wet snow at Schurman. I estimated about a foot of new up high on the mountain and Tyler says it is probably more.
They are training intermittently today and will head down tomorrow morning.

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

Mt. Rainier: Summit Climb Teams on Top!

Posted by: Mike Haugen, Pete Van Deventer | July 22, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

Both the Four and Five Day Mt. Rainier Summit Climb teams tagged the top!  RMI Guides Mike Haugen and Pete Van Deventer reported a sleet/snow mix and moderate winds.  At 8:45 a.m. they radioed basecamp to say they are beginning their descent.

RMI climbers on the upper flanks of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Ed Viesturs
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Congratulations Pete on yet another Rainier summit - What was this # 400 ? ! :)...Best + Bless…Waltero…Spain and 500 miles of El Camino in Sept

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Posted by: waltero glover on 7/23/2014 at 3:22 am


Mt. Rainier: July 21st Update

Posted by: Brent Okita | July 21, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

At 7:05 a.m. RMI Guide Brent Okita and his summit climb team were five minutes from Mt. Rainier’s crater rim.  The route work, completed yesterday, was great and well wanded.  Brent also reported great weather.

Congratulations to the team!

An RMI Team led by Brent Okita crossing the Mt. Rainier crater. Photo: Brent Okita

Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climbs Unable to Summit

Posted by: Solveig Waterfall, Seth Waterfall | July 20, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 12,700'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Seth and Solveig Waterfall were unable to reach the summit today due to route conditions.  The teams reached 12,700’ before deciding to turn back.  They will return to Camp Muir for a short break before continuing down to Paradise.

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


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

Posted by: Lindsay Fixmer, Zeb Blais | July 19, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climbs led by RMI Guides Zeb Blais and Lindsay Fixmer reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  The teams experienced very high winds upon approaching the crater rim.  The team enjoyed some time on top before starting their descent around 7 am.  The teams will return to Camp Muir for a short break before continuing down to Paradise.  We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb teams!

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I’m not sure we entirely “Enjoyed some time on top”... but at least we made it.

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Posted by: Christian Bruhn on 7/21/2014 at 6:29 am

Is this Bruhn/Garth/Andrews et al? If so, nice job! If not, congrats to whomever.

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Posted by: Drew on 7/19/2014 at 8:33 am


Mt. Rainier: Climbing Teams on the Summit!

Posted by: Mike Haugen, Tyler Reid | July 18, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Paradise led by RMI Guide Mike Haugen reached the summit of Mt. Rainier today.  The team spent several nights on the mountain training for their summit attempt on Rainier and gaining knowledge and experience for future climbs.  Today is the sixth and final day of this program putting their new skills to use.

RMI Guide Tyler Reid led the Four Day Summit Climb to the summit this morning.  As of 7:30 am both teams were at the top of Disappointment Cleaver on their descent.  It’s a bluebird day on Mt. Rainier, clear skies and warm temperatures.  The teams will return to Camp Muir for a short break before continuing to Paradise.

We look forward to seeing both teams at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.  Congratulations to today’s climbing teams!


Mt. Rainier: Summit Climbs and Seminar Teams Reach Summit!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Billy Nugent | July 17, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Billy Nugent reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning.  Brent reported a gorgeous day with clear skies and winds 25-30 mph on the summit but 15 - 20 mph throughout the climb. The teams began their descent from the crater rim around 7 am and will return to Cam Muir before continuing down to Paradise.

The Expeditions Skills Seminar - Kautz led by Jake Beren also reached the summit this morning.  At 8:30 am they began their descent and will return to their camp where they will spend another night on the mountain.

Congratulations to today’s climbers!


Mt.Rainier: Four & Five Day Summit Teams On Top!

Posted by: Win Whittaker, Lindsay Fixmer | July 16, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Win Whittaker and the Five Day Summit Climb led by Lindsay Fixmer reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning.  The teams were able to spend an hour on the summit before starting their descent.  At 7:00 am they were approaching the top of Disappointment Cleaver on their descent.  The weather is beautiful with clear skies, warm temperatures and light winds.

Congratulations to today’s summit climb teams!

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
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So happy you and the team made this trek!  Looking forward to your stories and photos.

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Posted by: Cindy and Ken on 7/16/2014 at 3:24 pm

Great work Rees! Scenery looks stunning. Janet and Murray.

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Posted by: Janet Pascoe on 7/16/2014 at 12:54 pm


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Recent Images From Mount Rainier

  • 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
  • Mt. Rainier as seen from Sunrise this morning.  Photo: Mt. Rainier Web Cam
  • The path leaving the summit of Mt. Rainier via the Disappointment Cleaver.  Photo: Brent Okita
  • The Expeditions Skill Seminar - Emmons teams on the summit of Mt. Rainier July 15th.  Photo: Pete Van Deventer
  • An RMI Mount Rainier team on the summit. Photo: RMI Collection
  • RMI climbers crossing the crater rim of Mt. Rainier, WA. Photo: Brent Okita
  • The Four Day Summit Climbs en route to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Photo: Mike King
  • A RMI Team practicing rope travel on Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Win Whittaker
  • Snow School on Mt. Rainier in July. Photo: Win Whittaker
  • Learning basic mountaineering techniques on Mt. Rainier in July. Photo: Win Whittaker
  • The view of Mt. Rainier and the Emmons Glacier from Sunrise. Photo: Mt. Rainier Web Cam
  • Crossing the Crate Rim on Mt. Rainier. Photo: Brent Okita
  • Leaving the Summit of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Brent Okita
  • July 8th Team at High Crack on Mt. Rainier. Photo: Brent Okita
  • Climbers crossing ladder at High Crack on Mt. Rainier. Photo: Brent Okita
  • Sunrise on Mount Rainier. Photo: Seth Waterfall
  • An RMI team at Mt. Rainier high break. Photo: Pete Van Deventer
  • An RMI team taking a break at Ingraham Flats on Mt. Rainier. Photo: Seth Waterfall
  • Climbers approaching the summit of Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Seth Waterfall
  • Looking down on Camp Schurman from the Emmons Glacier Route on Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Mike Walter
  • The Five Day Summit Climb takes a break en route to the summit of Mt. Rainier on July 1st.  Photo: Linden Mallory
  • The Four Day Summit Climb led by JJ Justman on June 30th leaving Ingraham Flats en route to the summit of Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Linden Mallor
  • The Five Day Summit Climb teams tents at Camp Muir, Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Linden Mallory
  • The Four Day Summit Climb approaching the summit of Mt. Rainier on June 30th.  Photo: JJ Justman
  • Mt. Rainier's Disappointment Cleaver Route. Photo: Brent Okita
  • RMI's Four Day Summit Climb Team en route to Camp Muir June 26, 2014