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Mt. Rainier: July 8th - SUMMIT!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Mike King, Andrew Kiefer | July 08, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Brent Okita reached the summit of Mt. Rainier at about 6:40am today.  Brent reported a beautiful morning with clear skies and calm winds of 10 – 15 mph.  The team is doing well and have started their descent to Camp Muir.

Tyler Jones and the Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz Team also reached the summit of Mt. Rainier later in the morning.  The team had a great climb and have started their descent back to their high camp on the Wilson Glacier.


Congratulations Teams!

July 8th Team at High Crack on Mt. Rainier. Photo: Brent Okita Climbers crossing ladder at High Crack on Mt. Rainier. Photo: Brent Okita
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Well done Charlie.

You won’t soon forget this experience.

And congratulations to the rest of the team and to the RMI guides who did their usual outstanding job keeping everyone… read more

Posted by: Art Muir on 7/15/2014 at 7:52 pm

Well done team!  Looks absolutely amazing.

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Posted by: Clara Arnold on 7/10/2014 at 5:28 am


Mt. Rainier: June 13th - Update

Posted by: Tyler Reid, Pete Van Deventer, Sean Collon, Alex Barber, Christina von Mertens, Andrew Kiefer | June 13, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 12,600'

Our Four Day Summit Climb Teams Led by RMI Guides Tyler Reid and Pete Van Deventer were turned at 12,600’ due to weather.  The team climbed into a cap and reported low visibility, cold temperatures, snow showers a couple of inches of accumulation and light to moderate winds.  The teams are en route Back to Camp Muir and will be back at Rainier Basecamp early this afternoon.

Congratulations to Today’s Teams.

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Will and Tim it was an honor to have attempted the summit of Rainier with you. Pete, I would follow your lead up any mountain my friend. You kept it… read more

Posted by: charles on 6/18/2014 at 6:57 am

Good try Ted and friends.  Weather can be the decider up on Rainier.  The Top of the Cleaver is still high, and it is the crux of the route you… read more

Posted by: Jim Daverman on 6/13/2014 at 3:28 pm