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Mt. Rainier: August 19th Update

Posted by: Jake Beren | August 19, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Jake Beren and the Mount Rainier summit climb began their descent from the crater rim at 7:55 a.m. They spent over an hour on the summit in beautiful and crisp weather.

Congratulations to today’s summit climbers!

RMI climbers on the approach to the Mt. Rainier summit. Photo: Seth Waterfall

Congratulations!  What an amazing journey and experience it must have been!  We are so proud of all of you!

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Posted by: Julie on 8/19/2014 at 4:50 pm

Congratulations to my Brother Scott and the rest of our Wonderful Family members and the Guides that were able to Summit and share this incredible experience. I have chills:) I… read more

Posted by: Cami Moceri on 8/19/2014 at 12:46 pm

Fisher Chimneys: Beren and Team Summit

Posted by: Jake Beren, Nick Hunt, Ben Liken | August 09, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades
Elevation: 9,127'

In the North Cascades of Washington, RMI Guide Jake Beren and team reached the summit of Mt. Shuksan via the Fisher Chimneys this morning.  The team is back at high camp for the night and has been enjoying sunny, warm, and perfect weather.

Congratulations Climbers!

Mt. Baker as seen from high camp on Mt. Shuksan in the North Cascades, WA. Photo: RMI Collection

Excellent!  Stunning view - thanks for the update!

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Posted by: Sindi on 8/10/2014 at 2:55 am

Congratulations!!!  Very eager to hear from you , Sid !

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Posted by: Nirmala Sharma on 8/9/2014 at 2:51 pm

Mt. Shuksan: Jake Beren and Team Summit!

Posted by: Jake Beren, Nick Hunt | August 05, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades
Elevation: 9,127'

RMI Guide Jake Beren and 100% of the Team reached the summit of Mt. Shuksan at 10:20am PT today.  Jake reported great climbing conditions and beautiful weather.  The team planned on spending some time on the summit enjoying the views before starting their descent back to camp.

Congratulations Team!


Congratulation! How wonderful! I can’t wait for more news and photos. Great Job, enjoy every minutes of your great experience, Nikki P.

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Posted by: Nikki P. on 8/5/2014 at 11:38 am

Mt. Shuksan: Jake Beren & Team Ready to Climb the Sulphide Glacier

Posted by: Jake Beren, Nick Hunt | August 04, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades
Elevation: 6,400'

RMI Guide Jake Beren checked in from their 6,400’ camp on Mt. Shuksan where they stayed last night.  The team is planning to do some training today and spend another night at their current camp.  They will be making their summit attempt tomorrow morning via the Sulphide Glacier.


Have a grand summit adventure, Sarah et al!

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Posted by: Maggie on 8/4/2014 at 8:47 pm

I am very excited for all of you, I wish I could be up there to enjoy the beauty of the mountains. Congratulation and have the best day tomorrow. Best… read more

Posted by: Nikki P. on 8/4/2014 at 12:39 pm

Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climbs Team Remain at Camp Muir

Posted by: Jake Beren, Zeb Blais | July 24, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 10,060'

The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Zeb Blais and Jake Beren were unable to make a summit attempt of Mt. Rainier this morning due to weather conditions.  Jake reported steady winds of 50 mph overnight with gusts to 70 mph.  As of 7:30 am conditions had improved slightly with decreased winds and partial clearing.  Snow accumulation at Muir was estimated at 6-10 inches.

The teams will depart Camp Muir around 9:15 en route to Paradise and then continue down to Rainier BaseCamp in Ashford.

Mt. Rainier: July 10th Summit!

Posted by: Jake Beren, Zeb Blais, Walter Hailes | July 10, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The RMI Four Day Summit Climbs led by RMI Guides Jake Beren and Zeb Blais reached the top of Mt. Rainier early this morning.  At 7:15 the teams were descending Disappointment Cleaver en route back to Camp Muir.  The teams are doing well and enjoying the blue skies and calm weather.

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons led by RMI Guide Walter Hailes reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning via the Emmons Glacier route.  The team has descended to Camp Schurman where they will spend the night before returning to Ashford tomorrow.

Congratulations to Today’s Teams!

A RMI Team practicing rope travel on Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Win Whittaker Snow School on Mt. Rainier in July. Photo: Win Whittaker Learning basic mountaineering techniques on Mt. Rainier in July. Photo: Win Whittaker The view of Mt. Rainier and the Emmons Glacier from Sunrise. Photo: Mt. Rainier Web Cam

Way to go Jason (and team).  You set a goal, worked hard, and stood at the summit.  Thanks for letting us be a part of the experience!

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Posted by: Kathy and Denny Meyers on 7/13/2014 at 2:47 pm

Way to go KH. You’re not so old after all!  How about Denali at 59?

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Posted by: Beth Parmley on 7/11/2014 at 7:11 pm

Mt. Rainier: July 5th Summit!

Posted by: Jake Beren, Zeb Blais | July 05, 2014
Elevation: 14,410'

Today‚Äôs Mt. Rainier Summit Climb teams, led by Jake Beren and Zeb Blais, reached the top around 6 a.m.  The guides reported steady winds at 15 mph and overcast skies.  Both teams are back at Camp Muir and will continue their descent shortly.

Congratulations to the summit climbers!

Mt. Rainier climbers at sunrise. Photo: RMI Collection

Mt. McKinley: Beren & Team Back in Talkeetna

Posted by: Jake Beren, Leon Davis, Katie Bono | June 22, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 348'

June 22, 2014 - 8:16 pm PT

It seems bizarre to have been in deep winter this morning at 14K Camp, waiting on the snow to stop, and now in summery Talkeetna. But here we are. The snow did let up enough for us to load up some BIG packs and make our way down the mountain. We descended under a beautiful crescent moon until the typical storm conditions at 11K Camp abated and we were able to trade the GPS for some sunscreen. The lower glacier was in fine condition and the team put in another solid effort, putting us at the runway ten minutes before our first plane landed. The journey today was tough, but all were up for the challenge and now are enjoying that first shower in civilization before a meal prepared on something other than a MSR stove. It’s good to be back.

Thanks to a fantastic team for an amazing expedition and everyone back home who helped make it happen. We were lucky enough to get to see the view from up top and all the hard work paid off. Nice job everyone.

RMI Guide Jake Beren

The Talkeetna Airstrip in view after a successful Mt. McKinley expedition. Photo: RMI Collection

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Congratulations Jared!!!! Such a huge accomplishment.  We look forward to hearing all about it when you get back. 

The Data Systems Team

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Posted by: Trina Roskelley on 6/24/2014 at 9:40 am

Well Done Team!!!  Congratulations !~!  Rosemary

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Posted by: Rosemary on 6/23/2014 at 11:44 am

Mt. McKinley: Beren & Team Making Progress on Their Descent

Posted by: Jake Beren, Leon Davis, Katie Bono | June 22, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 14,200'

June 22, 2014 - 2:46 am PT

What a great day in the mountains yesterday!  I’d reckon we had one of the nicest summit opportunities of the season and it was a real treat to be in position to make the most of it. We topped out on Denali with spectacular views in all directions and made it back to camp with as close to a solstice as you can get. The sun was still in the sky for an amazing sunset as we pulled into camp after a job well and safely done. Nice work everyone!

This morning weather rolled in from many directions and we chose to stall a bit before heading down the Buttress. The blowing snow let up a little in the afternoon and we made the most if it, getting down to 14K Camp and having dinner before some shut eye. Tomorrow we will keep the momentum rolling downhill if the weather allows and get just a little closer to coming home.

RMI Guide Jake Beren

Looking down to 14,000' Camp on Mt. McKinley. Photo: RMI Collection

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Chris, Can’t wait to hear about your journey. Safe travel to you and the team.  Love mom and dad

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Posted by: Elizabeth Koerner on 6/22/2014 at 6:04 pm

We are so happy for you all. So great!  Can’t wait to hear the stories. Be safe going down and we hope the weather holds out for you.

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Posted by: Kathie on 6/22/2014 at 4:56 pm

Mt. McKinley: Beren & Team Reach the Summit!

Posted by: Jake Beren, Leon Davis, Katie Bono | June 21, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley
Elevation: 20,320'

June 20, 2014 - 10:16 pm PT

Hello, this is Jake calling from the summit of Denali with our crew. Everyone did a wonderful job today and I’m super proud of how everyone kept it together. We had a little flurry of conditions in the morning and then had just about the most beautiful day you could imagine on top. Thanks to everybody back home for the support. And now we are gonna get down to the business of getting down, so we will call when we get back to camp and look forward to seeing everybody soon, alright. Bye.

June 21, 2014 - 2:54 am PT

Hello, this is Leon, Katie and Jake just calling in to let everybody know that most of us are asleep back at camp. The rest of us who are not will be shortly. A beautiful climb and we will touch base on our way out of here. Good night.

RMI Guide Jake Beren

RMI climber on McKinley's Summit Ridge. Photo: RMI Collection Photos on the Mt. McKinley summit. Photo: RMI Collection

RMI Guide Jake Beren calling in from the Mt. McKinley summit!

RMI Guide Jake Beren calls in from high camp after successful Mt. McKinley summit.

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HURRAY, George!!  BRAVO - what a celebration - You are a GREAT GUY !!! LOVE YA !~~~  R ‘n L

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Posted by: Rosemary and Larry on 6/23/2014 at 11:42 am

Congrats Jared!

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Posted by: James on 6/23/2014 at 5:19 am

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