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Mt. Rainier: May 26th Update

Posted by: Adam Knoff, Dan Windham | May 26, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 11,000'

The Four Day and Five Day Summit Climbs reached Ingraham Flats this morning on their summit attempt.  The weather has been unsettled, which resulted in unfavorable route conditions.

Both teams are safely off the mountain enjoying their program wrap up with their guides.

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Mexico’s Volcanoes: Trip Comes to An End

Posted by: Dan Windham, Jake Beren | March 11, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mexico

After an excellent climb with perfect conditions our team descended to Tlachichuca. It was hard to believe that all in the same day we could have climbed again by moonlight, this time looking at Popo and Ixta hit by the morning sun. It was a warm day and our team did a fantastic job handling the high altitude and moving securely in the rarified air. Again, our timing was ideal, just as we pulled into the hut to pack, the clouds rolled in and obscured the mountain. These were some of the best climbing conditions I have seen down here and the entire team appreciated the chance to stand on top in warm, windless weather.

Now we bid our farewells and look forward to the next time we all get to try our hand at climbing these sleeping giants. Though this trip will be tough to top, til then!

RMI Guide Jake Beren

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Mexico’s Volcanoes: Summit on Orizaba!

Posted by: Dan Windham, Jake Beren | March 10, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mexico
Elevation: 18,701'

Greetings from the top of Orizaba!

We had a beautiful day climbing up today.  A beautiful moon to climb with, amazing shadows from Popo and Ixta and the team did super well.
So, we are psyched.  We are happy we are up here.  Pretty soon we’ll start walking down. We will give a shout from Tlachichuca when we get down this afternoon.

It has been a great climb and we are going to keep it rolling.

RMI Guide Jake Beren

The RMI Team on the summit of Pico de Orizaba (18,701 ft) on March 10, 2012.  Photo: Tim Amos


RMI Guide Jake Beren calls from the summit of Pico de Orizaba.

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Mexico’s Volcanoes: Ixtaccihuatl Summit!

Posted by: Jake Beren, Dan Windham | March 07, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mexico
Elevation: 17,340'

Good morning from the top of Ixtaccihuatl!

We are standing on the summit with the RMI Mexico’s Volcanoes team.  We had a fantastic climb this morning, a huge moon and unbelievable cramponing conditions.  The climb was smooth and we are up in great time.  So we are just checking out the views of Puebla, Amecameca and Mexico City with the lights down below.  Everyone did great.

We want to wish Fernando a very Happy Birthday and thank him for spending his birthday with us on the summit. 

We’ll be checking in when we get down low.

RMI Guide Jake Beren


RMI Guide Jake Beren calls in from the summit of Ixtaccihuatl.

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