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Mt. Rainier: July 17th Update

Posted by: Mike Haugen, Jason Thompson | July 17, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Mike Haugen led his team to the Mt. Rainier summit via the Disappointment Cleaver Route this morning with beautiful weather and a slight breeze.  The team began their descent at 10:00 a.m.

RMI Guide Jason Thompson was leading his team on the Emmons Route on the northside of Mt. Rainier. Due to firm conditions and a cloud cap developing on the mountain, the team had to make the tough, but more importantly, safe decision to turn at 12,500’.  They will stay at Camp Schurman tonight and descend the mountain tomorrow.

An RMI team enjoying a break at 13,500' on Mt. Rainier An RMI Guide in the Mt. Rainier crater
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To Steve D. on Emmons-

I was following you on SPOT and saw a turnaround.  Then I came here to the blog and read about the cloud cap developing.  Bummer!

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Posted by: Larry Seaton on 7/17/2012 at 2:45 pm

Good luck Mehok brothers!!

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Posted by: Mike Mehok on 7/17/2012 at 11:23 am