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Aconcagua: Beren & Team Heading Out!

Posted by: Jake Beren | December 23, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua
Elevation: 9,000'

The mules are loaded up and we are ready to start the approach!  Today we will walk to Pampa de Lenas and say goodbye to wheeled transit and trees. Every long journey begins somewhere and though we’ve been preparing for a long time, now it seems like we are actually beginning the climb. So long friends and family and stay tuned for the adventure to come.

RMI Guide Jake Beren

Looking down the Vacas Valley. Photo: RMI Collection

On The Map

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Aconcagua: Beren and Team Ready in Mendoza

Posted by: Jake Beren, Steve Gately, Mike King | December 22, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Aconcagua

A big hola from Mendoza!  The team is assembled in this summery land, all bags ready to go and all our paperwork complete with crossed t’s and dotted lower case j’s. Now all that remains is to start this Aconcagua adventure by loading up and heading into the mountains. Tonight we will have our last meal at a proper table for a few days and start our walk in tomorrow. Wish us luck!

RMI Guides Jake Beren, Mike King and Steve Gately

Aconcagua, The Stone Sentinel, 22,841 ft

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Mt. Rainier: Expedition Skills Seminar Reaches the SUMMIT!

Posted by: Mike Walter, Jake Beren | September 12, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

Our Expedition Skills Seminar - Muir led by RMI Guides Mike Walter and Jake Beren reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning.  The team reported great route conditions, warm temperatures and clear skies. The team is now en route to Camp Muir and will spend the spend the rest of their time at Camp Muir training before returning to RMI Basecamp tomorrow.

Congratulations to today’s team!

Crater Rim at Sunrise - Photo: Bryan Hendrick 9/12/13 - Ladder on the Disappointment Cleaver Route. Photo: Katrina Bloemsma
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Mt. Rainier: Expedition Skills Seminar Training At Camp Muir

Posted by: Jake Beren, Mike Walter | September 11, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 10,080'

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Muir September 9 - 13 led by RMI Guides Jake Beren and Mike Walter continue their training at Camp Muir.  The teams ascended on Monday from Paradise to Camp Muir.  They have been working on their mountaineering skills including cramponing, rope travel, running belays and ice axe arrest.  The teams have been enjoying beautiful weather and spending time on the mountain.  They plan to make their summit attempt this evening.

We wish them luck!

RMI Guide Mike King gives instruction on running belays during the Expedition Skills Seminar - Muir, Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Lindsay Mann
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Mt. Rainier: August 26th - Teams on the Summit!

Posted by: Jake Beren, Leon Davis | August 26, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climbs August 23 - 26 led by RMI Guides Jake Beren & Leon Davis reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Jake reported light - moderate winds with 50 meters of visibility and some-what cold conditions.  The teams began their descent from the crater rim around 8 am PT.  The teams will descend to Camp Muir for a short break before continuing down to Paradise this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s summit climb teams!

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Mt. Rainier: Teams on the Summit August 22nd!

Posted by: Geoff Schellens, Jake Beren | August 22, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climbs for August 19 - 22, 2013 reached the summit of Mt. Rainier today.  RMI Guides Jake Beren and Geoff Schellens led the teams.  Jake reported light winds from the Northwest with winds from the East earlier in the climb.  Temperatures were estimated in the low 20s.  The teams began their descent from the crater rim just after 7:30 am.  They will return to Camp Muir for a short break and then continue to Paradise later this afternoon.

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

Congratulations to today’s summit climb teams!

RMI Teams en route to the summit of Mt. Rainier on August 22nd with a beautiful moon and rising sun.  Photo: Katrina Bloemsma
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Mt. Shuksan: Jake Beren & Team Summit!

Posted by: Jake Beren, Zeb Blais | August 11, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades
Elevation: 9,127'

Summit! Jake Beren called in from Mt. Shuksan with an update on his team. They set out yesterday a little later than usual due to stormy weather, but the climb went great. The team is hiking out from their high camp today and will celebrate their success in Sedro Woolley.

Congratulations team!

Sunset from Mt. Shuksan. Photo: RMI Collection

Mt. Rainier: August 6th Teams on the Summit!

Posted by: Adam Knoff, Jake Beren | August 06, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guides Adam Knoff and Jake Beren led the Four Day Summit Climb August 3 - 6, 2013 to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  They reported a smooth ascent and a beautiful day with barely any wind.  The teams began their descent from the crater rim around 7:40 am PT.  They will return to Camp Muir to repack before continuing their descent to Paradise.

Congratulations to today’s summit climbers!

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North Cascades: Forbidden Peak Teams Summit!

Posted by: Jake Beren, Eric Frank | July 14, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades

Both RMI Forbidden Peak teams reached the summit yesterday!  After a leisurely breakfast, they hiked out to the trailhead, sorted gear and bid farewell.  A glorious four-day program in the North Cascades!

RMI Guides Jake Beren and Eric Frank

Rappel on West Ridge - Forbidden Peak. Photo: RMI Collection

North Cascades: Jake Beren Checks in from Boston Basin

Posted by: Jake Beren, Eric Frank | July 12, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades
Elevation: 6,200'

Hello everybody. This is Jake calling in from Boston Basin up in the North Cascades checking in after a great day of mountain adventure. Eric Frank wanted to let everybody know that they are working well on Torment-Forbidden Traverse and they were on the top of Torment, I think around noon today. Nice work fellas. Thomas Greene and I are out with James, James and Steve up out on Sharkfin Tower today and heading for the West Ridge tomorrow. So cross your fingers for good weather and we will be checking in tomorrow afternoon. That’s it from the Basin.

RMI Guide Jake Beren

Boston Basin in the North Cascades. Photo: RMI Collection


Jake Beren calls in from the Boston Basin Camp.


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