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Mt. Rainier: August 6th Teams on the Summit!

Posted by: Adam Knoff, Jake Beren | August 06, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guides Adam Knoff and Jake Beren led the Four Day Summit Climb August 3 - 6, 2013 to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  They reported a smooth ascent and a beautiful day with barely any wind.  The teams began their descent from the crater rim around 7:40 am PT.  They will return to Camp Muir to repack before continuing their descent to Paradise.

Congratulations to today’s summit climbers!

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Mt. Rainier: Teams on the summit August 2nd!

Posted by: Adam Knoff, Leon Davis | August 02, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Leon Davis reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning at approximately 7:25 am.  Leon reported steady winds from the N/NW at 10-15 mph, cold temperatures and a cloud deck below at 10,000’.  The Expedition Skills Seminar - Paradise led by Adam Knoff also reached the summit this morning. The teams spent approximately one hour on the summit before starting their descent.

Both teams will return to Camp Muir to repack their gear and take a short break before continuing down to Paradise this afternoon.  We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp later today.

Congratulations to today’s summit climbers!

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Mt. Rainier: Expeditions Skills Seminar - Moves into Camp Muir

Posted by: Adam Knoff | August 01, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 10,080'

Today team Expedition Skills Seminar - Paradise was relieved to crawl out of our tents to clear skies and warm temps.  Last night, directly after arriving in camp after crevasse rescue training we were graced with a purifying rain burst but then rudely interrupted by a brief but intense lightning and thunder storm.  It cleared in time for dinner and a peaceful sleep. 

After packing up camp this morning, a stimulating walk through a large crevasse field and icy section brought us to Camp Muir at 10,060 feet.  Here we will rest and prepare for our summit climb tonight.  Folks are happy to be moved into the bunk house here and even happier to hand off some group gear to a guide heading down hill.  Yea for lighter packs! 

Wish us luck tonight on our climb. 

RMI Guide Adam Knoff

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Paradise Team navigates a crevasse field to reach Camp Muir (10,060 ft) on Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Adam Knoff An Expedition Seminar team member makes his new home in the bunkhouse at Camp Muir.  Photo: Adam Knoff
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Mt. Rainier: Paradise Glacier Seminar Fun with Crevasse Rescue

Posted by: Adam Knoff, Leah Fisher | July 31, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 8,500'

The Paradise Glacier Seminar is in full effect with loads of exciting training taking place.  We have a beautiful camp at 8,500 feet on the Cowlitz Glacier surrounded by steep walls and breathtaking crevasses.  Our team is all in great spirits and thriving in what has been described as a high excitement summer camp for aspiring mountain climbers.  The weather is not as sunny as the two previous days but at least some of the forest fire smoke has subsided opening up some great views.  We are all getting psyched for our move to Camp Muir tomorrow. 

Team Paradise sends their best to family and friends. 

RMI Guide Adam Knoff

Paradise Glacier Seminarian in crevasse rescue training scenario. Photo: Adam Knoff Morning Ice Climbing on Mt. Rainier. Photo: Adam Knoff
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Mt. Rainier: Paradise Glacier Seminar Checks in from Camp 1

Posted by: Adam Knoff, Leah Fisher | July 30, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier

A beautiful but smoky morning at our first camp on the Paradise Glacier.  Yesterday the team did great getting here.  Today we move camp to 8,500 feet on the Cowlitz Glacier where we will spend the next few days training before our summit attempt. 

RMI Guide Adam Knoff

First Camp on the Paradise Glacier Seminar. Photo: Adam Knoff
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Mt. Rainier: July 26th Update

Posted by: Adam Knoff, Solveig Waterfall, Mike Haugen, Win Whittaker | July 26, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Adam Knoff and Solveig Waterfall reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. The teams reported warm temperatures with winds at about 15 mph.  They spent over an hour on the summit enjoying the views before beginning their descent back to Camp Muir.

After a week of Denali Prep training, Mike Haugen and the Expedition Skills Seminar – Kautz team also reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning with 100% of their team. They have started their descent and will be back at Rainier Basecamp this afternoon.

The American Lung Association Climb for Clean Air is ascending to Camp Muir today with Win Whittaker as their lead guide.  He sent us a photo of the team’s climbing school from yesterday.  What beautiful weather the teams have been climbing in!

The ALA climb enjoying a beautiful day at Paradise yesterday. Photo: Win Whittaker 7/26/2013 - View of Mt. Rainier from Paradise. Photo: Mt. Rainier NP Webcam
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Mt. Rainier: July 1st Summit!

Posted by: Adam Knoff, Robert Montague | July 01, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Adam Knoff and Rob Montague reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  The team spent about an hour on the summit before starting their descent back to Camp Muir.  While on the summit, the team experienced a dense cloud cap, decreasing visibility to about 100ft.  Summit winds were 20-30 mph and the temperature is warm.

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

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb Teams!

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Mt. Rainier: June 21, 2013 SUMMIT!

Posted by: Adam Knoff, Solveig Waterfall, Nick Hunt, Steve Gately, Chase Nelson, Andy Hildebrand | June 21, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb Teams led by RMI Guides Adam Knoff and Solveig Waterfall reached the Summit of Mt. Rainier today.  The teams reported clear weather with a cap on the summit, and the new route via Camp Comfort great to climb.  The teams spent some time on the summit and are now en route to Camp Muir.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

RMI Team climbing at Sunrise - RMI Photo Collection
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Mt. Rainier: May 27th Update

Posted by: Adam Knoff, Walter Hailes | May 27, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier

The Four Day Summit Climb led by Adam Knoff and Walter Hailes turned at the top of Disappointment Cleaver as a weather system quickly moved in on them making for an exciting descent back to Camp Muir.  Both teams will continue their descent to Paradise and then to Rainier Basecamp this afternoon.


Mt. Rainier: Muir Seminar Finishes Their Week on the Mountain

Posted by: Casey Grom, Adam Knoff | May 24, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier

RMI Guides Casey Grom, Adam Knoff and the Expedition Skills Seminar team descended from Camp Muir and arrived at Rainier Basecamp this afternoon.  They learned many mountaineering skills at 10,000’ during their five days on the mountain and weathered a winter snow storm that dropped three feet of new snow at Camp Muir.

Great job to all!

The ESS - Muir team at Camp Muir. Photo: Casey Grom

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