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Mt. Rainier: Teams on the Summit - July 31st!

Posted by: Elias de Andres Martos, Garrett Stevens, Mike Haugen | July 31, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Mike Haugen, Garrett Stevens and Elias de Andres Martos reached the summit of Mt. Rainier just before 7 am this morning with 100% of their team members.  The teams reported very cold and windy conditions.  They will spend a bit of time on the summit and then descend to Camp Muir.  After a short rest to repack and refuel they will continue their descent to Paradise.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

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Mt. Rainier: July 23, 2013 Summit!

Posted by: Pete Van Deventer, Elias de Andres Martos | July 23, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Pete Van Deventer reached the summit of Mt. Rainier at 6:45am.  The team reported nice weather and calm winds, they spent some time on the summit and have started their descent back to Camp Muir.

The Expedition Skills Seminar – Emmons Led by RMI Guide Elias deAndres Martos also reached the summit via the Emmons route early this morning and have stated their descent back to Camp Schurman.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

The Emmons Glacier - RMI Photo Collection
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Mt. Rainier: Teams on the Summit - July 18, 2013!

Posted by: Win Whittaker, Elias de Andres Martos | July 18, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Win Whittaker and his team of climbers with the Climb for Clean Air in support of the American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. The Four Day Summit Climb July 15 - 18 led by Elias de Andres Martos reached the summit also.  The skies are clear above with warm temperatures.  The teams enjoyed some time on the summit before starting their descent.  The teams will stop at Camp Muir then continue their descent to Paradise this afternoon.

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Paradise has enjoyed several days training on the mountain.  Yesterday, the team practice their crevasse rescue techniques (see photo below).  Today they will ascend to Camp Muir for some additional training.  They will make their summit attempt early tomorrow morning.

Congratulations to today’s summit climbers!

The July 18th ALA team en route to the summit of Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Win Whittaker The Expedition Skills Seminar - Paradise at 8,600 ft on the Paradise Glacier practicing crevasse rescue.  Photo: Garrett Stevens Climbing at 9,400' on the Cowlitz Glacier, heading up to Camp Muir. Photo: Garrett Stevens
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Mt. Rainier: June 26th Update

Posted by: Casey Grom, Elias de Andres Martos | June 26, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 10,060'

Strong winds with gusts of 60 mph, new snow,  and poor visibility kept our Four Day Summit Climb teams led by Casey Grom and Elias de Andres Martos at Camp Muir today.  After the teams have breakfast and pack up, they will begin their descent to Paradise.

New snow at Camp Muir. Photo: RMI Collection
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Mt. Rainier: June 19th - Team on Summit!

Posted by: Elias de Andres Martos, Walter Hailes | June 19, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Elias de Andres Martos and Walter Hailes reached the summit of Mt. Rainier around 7 a.m. PT.  The teams reported really good weather and climbing conditions.  Mostly blue skies above them with a thick cloud layer down around 9,500’.  They will enjoy some time on the summit before starting their descent to Camp Muir and continue down to Paradise this afternoon. 

The Liberty Ridge climb led by RMI Guides Casey Grom and Andres Marin will be returning to Ashford today.  The team was unable to climb due to poor weather and route conditions.

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

Congratulations to today’s summit climb teams!

Sunrise on Mt. Rainier's Disappointment Cleaver Route. Photo: Pete Van Deventer

Mt. Rainier: June 11, 2013 Summit!

Posted by: Elias de Andres Martos, Zeb Blais, Geoff Schellens | June 11, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb Team led by RMI Guide Elias deAndres Martos and our Five Day Summit Climb Team Led by RMI Guide Zeb Blais reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  The teams climbed above the 8000’ cloud deck and reported moderate winds. They will spend some time on the summit before descending back to Camp Muir.

The Expedition Skills Semnar - Emmons Team led by Geoff Schellens reached the summit of Mt. Rainier via the Emmons Route this morning.  The team had a great day of climbing and are the first RMI team to reach the summit of Mt.Rainier via the Emmons route this season.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

At the crest of the Summit. RMI Photo Collection
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Mt. Rainier: September 17th Summit!

Posted by: Eric Frank, Elias de Andres Martos | September 17, 2012
Categories: *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

Our Four Day Summit Climb September 14 - 17 reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning led by RMI Guides Eric Frank and Elias de Andres Martos.  The teams reported calm winds and warm temperatures.  The sky is hazy due to the wildfires in eastern Washington.  They were able to spend some time on the summit before starting their descent around 9 am PT.  The teams will return to Camp Muir to repack 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!

The Four Day Summit Climb Sept. 14 - 17 on the summit of Mt. Rainier September 17th.  Photo: Solveig Waterfall Descending from the crater rim of Mt. Rainier, September 17th.  Photo: Solveig Waterfall
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Mt. Rainier: September 1st Update

Posted by: Brent Okita, Elias de Andres Martos | September 01, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

Our Four Day Summit Climb teams reached the top of Mt. Rainier early today, by the light of the blue moon. The guides reported good weather, the winds were decreasing, and it was cold! 

This summit climb marked RMI Guide Brent Okita’s 450th summit of Mt. Rainier!  Congratulations on your remarkable milestone!

We would also like to congratulate RMI clients Alex and Julie.  News from the summit this morning that Alex proposed to Julie and she accepted!  A special day on Mt. Rainier!

Traverse to the Emmons Shoulder. Photo: Dave Hahn Brent Okita, 450th Mt. Rainier Summit! An RMI team on Columbia Crest, 14,410'. Photo: Dave Hahn
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Mt. Rainier: August 4th Update

Posted by: Paul Maier, Elias de Andres Martos, Geoff Schellens | August 04, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

Summit!  With a freezing level of 15,000’, bluebird skies and no wind, it was a great day to be on the Mt. Rainier summit! After spending some time on the summit, the Four Day Summit Climb teams began their descent at 7:45 a.m. and are trying to beat the heat as they descend to Paradise.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climbers!

An RMI team at High Break taking in the sunrise.
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Mt. Rainier: July 25th Summit!

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Elias de Andres Martos | July 25, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb July 22 - 25 led by RMI Guides Billy Nugent and Elias de Andres Martos reached the summit of Mt. Rainier today.  The team’s reported great conditions, beautiful sunshine and light winds on top of Columbia Crest today.

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons led by Tyler Reid also reached the summit this morning.  They had a spectacular climb and were spending some time on the summit before starting their descent.  The team will spend their final night on the mountain at Camp Schurman and complete their walk out to the trail head tomorrow.

RMI Guide Jake Beren and his team reached the summit of Mt. Shuksan in Washington’s North Cascades today.  The team ascended via the Fisher Chimneys route.

Congratulations to today’s summit teams!

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