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Mt. Rainier: August 16th Summit!

Posted by: Ben Liken, Brent Okita, Leon Davis | August 16, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

With the freezing level at 13,500’, the Mount Rainier summit climb teams reached the top just after 6:00 a.m.  RMI Guide Ben Liken reported light winds and sunny with a cloud deck below Camp Muir. They spent over an hour on the summit taking in the views and crossing through the crater to Columbia Crest, the highest point in Washington.  By 7:45 a.m. both teams had crested back over the crater rim and began their descent to Camp Muir.

Congratulations to today’s summit climbers!

An RMI team on the upper section of Mount Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection
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That was the strongest experience of my life. I was overflown by emotions of so many kinds. Special and the hugest THANK YOU go to Brent, Ben, and Pepper -… read more

Posted by: Alik Levin on 8/17/2014 at 8:38 am

Just a note to express a heartfelt “THANK YOU!” to our awesome guides: Ben, Brent and Pepper.  What an amazing climb!  Ben, Brent, Pepper, you were so dedicated, patient and… read more

Posted by: Christian Molnar on 8/16/2014 at 8:40 pm


Mt. Rainier: Four & Five Day Summit Climbs Reach Summit

Posted by: Eric Frank, Brent Okita | August 12, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Teams reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  RMI Guide Brent Okita led the Four Day Summit Climb and Eric Frank led the Five Day Summit Climb team.  The teams began their descent from the crater rim at 7 am and reported light winds and a bit of a cloud cap.  The teams will return to Camp Muir and then continue down to Paradise.  We look forward to seeing them back at Rainier BaseCamp later today.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb Teams!

An RMI Team descending from the summit of Mt.Rainier in early August.  Photo: Mike Walter
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You did it!!!  I love you and we are all so proud of you!  You are awesome!!!

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Posted by: Bobbie Jo on 8/12/2014 at 7:06 pm

Daddy! YoU did it! I am so proud of going after a dream and actually living it! You are such a great example. I love you daddy and I cannot… read more

Posted by: MariJo on 8/12/2014 at 3:16 pm


Mt. Rainier: August 7th Update

Posted by: Brent Okita, Garrett Stevens, Walter Hailes | August 07, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Mt. Rainier Summit Climb teams, led by Brent Okita and Walter Hailes, reached the summit at 7:00 a.m.  The winds were 20-25 mph and a clear day.  They are currently descending to Camp Muir.

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz, led by Garrett Stevens, is currently on the summit reaching the top via the Kautz Glacier Route.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

View of Mt. Adams from high break on Mt. Rainier. Photo: Brent Okita
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Congrats Shane!!! I am so proud of you and your
dedication. I can’t wait to hear all about it. Love-
Misty, Nathan, Ayden, and Brinley

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Posted by: Misty on 8/8/2014 at 12:49 pm

I want to thank Brent again for all of his assistance and support on the climb.  I couldn’t have done it otherwise.

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Posted by: Jerry Thomas on 8/8/2014 at 7:11 am


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Teams Reach the Summit!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Lindsay Mann | July 26, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Lindsay Mann reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  The teams reported clear skies and good climbing.  They were able to enjoy some time on the summit before starting their descent around 7:30 am.

The teams will return to Camp Muir for a short break before continuing down to Paradise.  We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp later this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s summit climb teams!


Mt. Rainier: July 21st Update

Posted by: Brent Okita | July 21, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

At 7:05 a.m. RMI Guide Brent Okita and his summit climb team were five minutes from Mt. Rainier’s crater rim.  The route work, completed yesterday, was great and well wanded.  Brent also reported great weather.

Congratulations to the team!

An RMI Team led by Brent Okita crossing the Mt. Rainier crater. Photo: Brent Okita

Mt. Rainier: Summit Climbs and Seminar Teams Reach Summit!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Billy Nugent | July 17, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Billy Nugent reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning.  Brent reported a gorgeous day with clear skies and winds 25-30 mph on the summit but 15 - 20 mph throughout the climb. The teams began their descent from the crater rim around 7 am and will return to Cam Muir before continuing down to Paradise.

The Expeditions Skills Seminar - Kautz led by Jake Beren also reached the summit this morning.  At 8:30 am they began their descent and will return to their camp where they will spend another night on the mountain.

Congratulations to today’s climbers!


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: Four Day Summit Climbs on top!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Walter Hailes | July 04, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climbs led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Walter Hailes reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Brent reported clear and warm conditions.  The teams are enjoying some time on the summit.  They will return to Camp Muir later this morning and then continue their descent to Paradise.  We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb Teams!

Happy Independence Day!

Climbers approaching the summit of Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Seth Waterfall
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Congratulations !!!
I knew you could make it.
We are so proud of you & love you

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Posted by: Sookie on 7/4/2014 at 2:51 pm

CONGRATS, Jeff & team!! Amazing feat - I’m so proud of you, hon! What a way to celebrate the 4th!

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Posted by: Grace Roh on 7/4/2014 at 8:13 am


Mt. Rainier: June 29th Summit!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Leon Davis | June 29, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Mt. Rainier Summit Climbs led by Brent Okita and Leon Davis crested the crater rim at 7:35 a.m.  Brent reported 25 mph winds and the cloud deck was at 9,500’.  The teams spent some time on the summit before beginning their descent at 8:40 a.m.

Congratulations to today’s summit climbers!

Mt. Rainier's Disappointment Cleaver Route. Photo: Brent Okita
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Good jobs guys! That is so cool. Glad to
hear you had good conditions. Can’t wait
to see some pictures.

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Posted by: Harvey Kruckenberg on 6/29/2014 at 10:52 am

Way to go guys!  Can’t wait to hear about it!

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Posted by: Dawn Kruckenberg on 6/29/2014 at 10:31 am


Mt. Rainier: June 24th SUMMIT!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Mike Uchal, Christina von Mertens, Seth Waterfall, Mike King, Alex Barber, Robby Young | June 24, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

Early this morning the Four Day Summit Climb led by Brent Okita reached the summit of Mt. Rainier.  Brent reported clouds above and winds 20 mph, and some new snow on the mountain.  The team has started their descent and are now en route back to Camp Muir.

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons Team led by Seth Waterfall reached the summit via the Emmons route at 11:50am this morning.  The will spend a bit of time on the summit before starting their descent.

Congratulations to Today’s Teams!

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Good job NS fellas! Hope you have some good snaps to show us - looking forward to you coming home :)

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Posted by: Megan on 6/24/2014 at 5:53 pm

Well done Andrew and crew. Suggest you take the elevator on the way back down. I guess you are the next guy to climb the mast.

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Posted by: Herbie on 6/24/2014 at 4:48 pm


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