Posts for North Cascades

Mt. Shuksan: Jake Beren & Team Summit!

Posted by: Jake Beren, Zeb Blais | August 11, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades
Elevation: 9,127'

Summit! Jake Beren called in from Mt. Shuksan with an update on his team. They set out yesterday a little later than usual due to stormy weather, but the climb went great. The team is hiking out from their high camp today and will celebrate their success in Sedro Woolley.

Congratulations team!

Sunset from Mt. Shuksan. Photo: RMI Collection

Mt. Shuksan: Mike Walter & Team Summit!

Posted by: Mike Walter, Elias de Andres Martos | August 04, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades
Elevation: 9,127'

Waiting out a rain delay was a good decision at the start of our program.  A 6 1/2-hour hike yesterday brought us to camp in warm and dry weather.  This morning 100% of our team reached the summit of Mt. Shuksan via the southeast ridge of the summit pyramid!  After a short rest at camp, our crew climbed down through the Fisher Chimneys, back to the Lake Ann Trail and to the trailhead.

Congratulations to the Mt. Shuksan - Fisher Chimneys team!

RMI Guide Mike Walter

The hike into the Fisher Chimney's camp. Photo: Kristina Weller Mt. Shuksan Fisher Chimneys camp. Photo: Mike Walter RMI Climbers silhouetted on Mt. Shuksan. Photo: Kristina Weller

North Cascades: Forbidden Peak Teams Summit!

Posted by: Jake Beren, Eric Frank | July 14, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades

Both RMI Forbidden Peak teams reached the summit yesterday!  After a leisurely breakfast, they hiked out to the trailhead, sorted gear and bid farewell.  A glorious four-day program in the North Cascades!

RMI Guides Jake Beren and Eric Frank

Rappel on West Ridge - Forbidden Peak. Photo: RMI Collection

North Cascades: Jake Beren Checks in from Boston Basin

Posted by: Jake Beren, Eric Frank | July 12, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades
Elevation: 6,200'

Hello everybody. This is Jake calling in from Boston Basin up in the North Cascades checking in after a great day of mountain adventure. Eric Frank wanted to let everybody know that they are working well on Torment-Forbidden Traverse and they were on the top of Torment, I think around noon today. Nice work fellas. Thomas Greene and I are out with James, James and Steve up out on Sharkfin Tower today and heading for the West Ridge tomorrow. So cross your fingers for good weather and we will be checking in tomorrow afternoon. That’s it from the Basin.

RMI Guide Jake Beren

Boston Basin in the North Cascades. Photo: RMI Collection


Jake Beren calls in from the Boston Basin Camp.


Mt. Shuksan Fisher Chimneys

Posted by: Alex Van Steen, Jake Beren | October 05, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades
Elevation: 9,127'

The final RMI EXPEDITIONS climb of our North Cascade’s season took place under excellent weather & high spirits. The three of us (RMI Guides Jake Beren and Alex Van Steen, with climber Jim Lumberg) enjoyed late season conditions. The chimneys, gullies and summit pyramid didn’t have an ounce of snow in them, making for absolutely fantastic & fun rock scrambling & climbing. On summit morning, we postponed our bid by an hour or two as rain threatened, but by the time we took off the skies were clearing and we enjoyed an improving day and stellar climbing. 

RMI Guide Alex Van Steen

Jim Lumberg on summit pyramid Photo: Alex Van Steen Summit! Photo Jake Beren Ascending the fun rock toward the summit Photo: Alex Van Steen

Mt. Shuksan: September 26th Summit!

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Mike Walter | September 26, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades
Elevation: 9,127'

RMI Guides Mike Walter & Billy Nugent led their team to the summit of Mt. Shuksan today.  The team enjoyed stellar views and a great climb.  They will return to high camp for their final night in the mountains.  They will descend to the trail tomorrow.

Congratulations to the team!

RMI Guide Billy Nugent and team on the summit of Mt. Shuksan.

Mt. Shuksan: August 15th Summit!

Posted by: Billy Nugent | August 15, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades
Elevation: Summit

RMI Guide Billy Nugent and Team are currently standing on the summit of Mt. Shuksan.  They reported beautiful weather with hardly a cloud in the sky.  Billy said,  “It doesn’t get much better than this.”  The team is enjoying the view and will head back to their high camp shortly.

Congratulations Billy & Team!


Fisher Chimneys: August 8th Summit!

Posted by: Mike Walter, Eric Frank, Geoff Schellens | August 08, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades
Elevation: Summit

Hey gang…all is good here on Shuksan. We’re on top at 9:30 am with 100% success! The weather is perfect, with no clouds above us and barely a breath of wind. We have great views of many northwest peaks from Rainier to Canada.

We’ll be in touch after we return to our camp.

Cheers,

RMI Guide Mike Walter

Team En Route to Summit August 8, 2012  Photo: Mike Walter Team on Summit August 8, 2012  Photo: Mike Walter

Mt. Rainier: July 26th Summit!

Posted by: Casey Grom, Lindsay Mann, Ed Viesturs, Peter Whittaker, Andres Marin | July 26, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier *North Cascades
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guides Peter Whittaker and Ed Viesturs led a team of climbers to the summit of Mt. Rainier morning. The Four Day Summit Climb July 23 - 26 led by RMI Guides Casey Grom and Lindsey Mann also reached the top today.

Both teams reported light winds and a beautiful day.  The climbers will descend to Camp Muir and then continue down to Paradise later this afternoon.

In the North Cascades, RMI Guides Andres Marin, Eric Frank and Geoff Schellens led their team to the summit of Forbidden Peak.  All team members reached the summit yesterday.  They will break camp and descend to the trail head today.

Congratulations to the summit teams!

Summit Climb July 25 - 28 team learning their skills today. Photo: Win Whittaker RMI Guides Ed Viesturs and Peter Whittaker on the summit of Mt. Rainier July 26th.  Photo: Peter Whittaker

Mt. Rainier: July 19th Summits!

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Brent Okita, Eric Frank | July 19, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier *North Cascades
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climbs for July 16 - 19 reached the summit today.  RMI Guides Brent Okita and Gabriel Barral reported clear skies and moderate winds on the summit this morning. 

RMI Guide Billy Nugent led the Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz to the summit also.  The team will descend back to their high camp for a final night on the mountain.

In the North Cascades, RMI Guide Eric Frank and team reached the summit of Forbidden Peak yesterday.  The team is making their final descending today and returning to the trail head.  Near by, RMI Guide Jake Beren and team reached the summit of Mt. Shuksan via the SE Ridge.

Congratulations to today’s summit teams!

The ALA Climb for Clean Air on their way to Camp Muir. Photo: Win Whittaker
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Recent Images From North Cascades

  • Camp on Fisher Chimneys. Photo: Mike Walter
  • Fisher Chimneys camp just below 7000', on a rock ridge in between the Upper Curtis Glacier and the White Salmon Glacier. Photo: Mike Walter
  • Johannesburg from Boston Basin. Photo: Kristina Weller
  • Boston Basin in the North Cascades. Photo: RMI Collection
  • An RMI climber ascending the West Ridge of Forbidden Peak in the North Cascades, Washington. Photo: Lindsay Fixmer
  • An RMI team on the summit of Forbidden Peak in the North Cascades, Washington. Photo: Lindsay Fixmer
  • Rope Work on Shuksan. Photo: Geoff Schellens
  • Mt. Baker at sunset from Fisher Chimney's high camp. Photo: Mike Walter
  • Kirk, Harry and Geoff on the summit of Shuksan - Photo Geoff Schellens
  • Climbing in the North Cascades Range - RMI Photo Collection
  • Mt. Shuksan admist the clouds.  Photo: Geoff Schellens
  • Mt. Shuksan summit via the Fisher Chimneys Route. Photo: Mike Walter
  • Mt. Shuksan amidst the clouds. Photo: Geoff Schellens
  • On Mt. Shuksan - View from the tent vestibule. Photo: Geoff Schellens
  • Sunset from Mt. Shuksan. Photo: RMI Collection
  • The hike into the Fisher Chimney's camp. Photo: Kristina Weller
  • Mt. Shuksan Fisher Chimneys camp. Photo: Mike Walter
  • RMI Climbers silhouetted on Mt. Shuksan. Photo: Kristina Weller
  • Rappel on West Ridge - Forbidden Peak. Photo: RMI Collection
  • Boston Basin in the North Cascades. Photo: RMI Collection
  • Jim Lumberg on summit pyramid Photo: Alex Van Steen
  • Summit! Photo Jake Beren
  • Ascending the fun rock toward the summit Photo: Alex Van Steen
  • RMI Guide Billy Nugent and team on the summit of Mt. Shuksan.
  • Team En Route to Summit August 8, 2012  Photo: Mike Walter
  • Team on Summit August 8, 2012  Photo: Mike Walter
  • Summit Climb July 25 - 28 team learning their skills today. Photo: Win Whittaker
  • RMI Guides Ed Viesturs and Peter Whittaker on the summit of Mt. Rainier July 26th.  Photo: Peter Whittaker