Entries From Muir Seminar 9/16 - 9/21/2012

Mt. Rainier: Expedition Skills Seminar - Muir Update

Posted by: Tyler Jones, Seth Waterfall | September 18, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 10,060'

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Muir is on our third day of the program and our second day on the mountain.  After a great day of training at Rainier BaseCamp on Sunday, we spent most of the day yesterday getting up to Camp Muir and today we are launching into our training.  The weather has been great so far and it’s supposed to hold for the week.  We’re psyched for that.  Here’s a pic of Senior Guide Lindsay Mann teaching ice axe arrest.

We’ll check in again soon.

RMI Guide Seth Waterfall

The ESS- Muir Team learning Ice axe arrest skills from RMI Guide Lindsay Mann.
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Michelle we are all so very proud of you and the rest of the team.
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Posted by: Flor Frei on 9/19/2012 at 2:26 pm


Mt. Rainier: Expedition Skills Seminar - Muir Update

Posted by: Seth Waterfall, Tyler Jones | September 19, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 10,000'

Hi this is Seth.  Today we did a dry run for our climb by heading up to Ingraham Flats this morning.  The wind was blowing us around a bit but at least the sun was still out.  After spending an hour at ‘The Flats’ we dropped down onto the Cowlitz Glacier for a round of crevasse rescue training.  The crevasse that we picked out was great and everyone was brave enough to go down in it.  Now we’re relaxing for the evening.  Tonight we climb!

RMI Guide Seth Waterfall

Climbers on their way back from Ingraham Flats. Photo: Seth Waterfall

Mt. Rainier: Muir Expedition Skills Seminar Summit!

Posted by: Seth Waterfall, Tyler Jones | September 20, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guides Seth Waterfall and Tyler Jones reached the summit of Mt. Rainier!  The Expedition Skills Seminar - Muir team enjoyed beautiful, warm weather on top and after taking summit photos, began their descent at 10:00 a.m.  The team will stay at Camp Muir tonight and descend to Paradise tomorrow afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s summit climbers!

RMI Guide Tyler Jones on the Mt. Rainier summit September 20, 2012. Photo: Seth Waterfall