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

Posted by: JJ Justman, Zeb Blais | August 26, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb August 23 - 26, 2014 Teams led by RMI Guides JJ Justman and Zeb Blais reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  The teams reported sunny skies with some strong wind gusts and a possible cloud cap trying to form above the mountain.  Both teams were able to enjoy some time on the summit before starting their descent.  The teams will return to Camp Muir and then continue their descent to Paradise.  We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp in Ashford later this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb teams!

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Woohoo guys!  Good on ya! Can’t wait to hear the story’s, and see the pics!

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Posted by: Momma nana tree on 8/27/2014 at 8:07 am

Good Job Sister & Ryan!  You didn’t get pinned to the wall!!!! :D

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Posted by: Asha Ramirez on 8/26/2014 at 8:30 pm


Mount Rainier: Summit Climb Teams Reach the Top!

Posted by: JJ Justman, Elias de Andres Martos | August 20, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The RMI Four- and Five-Day Mount Rainier summit climbs reached the summit this morning by 7:30 a.m.  The weather was surprisingly cold, moderate winds and a cloud deck at 8,000’.  At 8:35 a.m. the teams began their descent from the crater rim and will make their way to Camp Muir, Paradise and then their celebration awaits at Rainier Basecamp.

RMI Guides JJ Justman and Elias de Andres Martos

RMI Guide Zach Lovell and team ascending Mount Rainier just after daybreak. Photo: JJ Justman
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Yay Sue M! Congratulations, and I can’t wait to celebrate with you tomorrow night :-)

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Posted by: Sarah B on 8/20/2014 at 5:01 pm

Go Grandpa Rathburn!  Amanda, Emily and Sue are watching your progress.  We’re all very proud of you.  I hope I can make that climb when I’m 75.

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Posted by: Roger Rathburn Jr. on 8/20/2014 at 4:07 pm


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Team on the Summit

Posted by: JJ Justman, Lindsay Mann | August 15, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb team led by RMI Guide JJ Justman along with the All Women’s Team led by Lindsay Mann reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  The teams delayed their departure from Camp Muir due to rain but once the rain dissipated they began their summit attempt.  They were rewarded with great route conditions, light winds and clear skies above.  The teams will spend some time on the summit before starting their descent to Camp Muir and then continuing down to Paradise later this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb teams!

The Four Day Summit Climb August 12 - 15 led by JJ Justman ascends to Camp Muir on August 14th, Mt. Rainier, Washington.  Photo: JJ Justman Four Day Summit Climb August 12 - 15, 2014 on the upper slopes of Mt. Rainier.  Photo: JJ Justman
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Woo Hoo, Jenny!!! Love ya, Mags

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Posted by: Maggie Vail on 8/15/2014 at 8:08 pm

Way to go Colette!!  What a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday!  Love you!
Jackie

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Posted by: Jackie Camerlinck on 8/15/2014 at 4:46 pm


Mt. Rainier: August 11th SUMMIT!

Posted by: JJ Justman, Alex Barber, Christina von Mertens | August 11, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide JJ Justman led the Four Day Summit Climb Team to the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning.  The team reported beautiful weather and great route conditions.  The team was climbing to raise money for Washington’s National Park Fund, what a great way to honor our National Parks.

Congratulations Team!

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Thanks RMI team for your leadership, training, and providing a great, safe, adventure.

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Posted by: Robert Jones on 8/27/2014 at 8:21 pm

I had an amazing time! Huge thank you and big hugs to JJ, Christina, and Alex for getting us to the top safely and for the training, experience and stories… read more

Posted by: Karinn on 8/13/2014 at 12:49 pm


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

Posted by: JJ Justman, Leon Davis | August 06, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb team led by RMI Guide JJ Justman and the Five Day Summit Climb team led by RMI Guide Leon Davis reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  The teams reported clear skies with 15-20 mph winds.  The teams will descend to Camp Muir and take a short break before continuing their descent to Paradise.
We look forward to seeing the teams back at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb teams!

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OMG! Great job Ron I didn’t doubt even a sec you were gonna make it. Congratulations. Now you can check this item of your bucket list.  Diego says you are… read more

Posted by: Edda Zabala on 8/6/2014 at 11:38 pm

Way to go guys! An amazing accomplishment to add to your lists!

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Posted by: Heidi on 8/6/2014 at 5:35 pm


Mt. Elbrus: Justman & Team Enjoy Boat Tour of St. Petersburg

Posted by: JJ Justman | July 29, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Elbrus Southside

The RMI Mt. Elbrus July 18th Team spent their last night in Russia on a boat tour through the canals of St. Petersburg.  Follow along with them via the video below.

Enjoying the sites from an evening boat ride through the canals of St. Petersburg.  Photo: RMI Collection Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia.  Photo: RMI Collection

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Mt. Elbrus: Justman & Team Travel to Saint Petersburg

Posted by: JJ Justman | July 28, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Elbrus Southside

Our team left the Baksan Valley and the beautiful Caucasus Mountains and hopped a flight to Saint Petersburg.  Yes!!! It’s a St. Petersburg selfie!! Eat your heart out Ellen! That is the expression you have when you arrive in St. Petersburg. The team had a long day first driving to the airport and then flying to get here.  And let me tell you…it is worth it. I love this city and I can’t wait to share the sights with the team. It is a luxurious way to end our adventure in Russia.

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The roof tops of Saint Petersburg.  Photo: Linden Mallory The RMI July 18th Elbrus Team arrives Saint Petersburg.  Photo: JJ Justman

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Cindee, Congrats to you and the team! Looks like you had a great time. Safe travels home!

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Posted by: Carla on 7/28/2014 at 12:10 pm


Mt. Elbrus: JJ and Team Enjoy Last Day in Cheget

Posted by: JJ Justman | July 27, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Elbrus Southside
Elevation: 7,500'

It was a great last day in Cheget. The team went trout fishing and relaxed in the rain! Thank goodness we went for the summit of Mt. Elbrus yesterday.

We are continuing to celebrate a safe and successful adventure with great food and good company.

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RMI Mt. Elbrus July 18th Team Members enjoying time in Cheget, Russia.  Photo:  JJ Justman

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Mt. Elbrus: Justman and Team Reach Summit!

Posted by: JJ Justman | July 26, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Elbrus Southside
Elevation: 18,510'

Our team made the summit of Mt. Elbrus! It was an interesting weather day. It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t good. The wind and the cold challenged everyone including myself.

Our team did a fantastic job motivating each other and looking after one another. I was really proud to climb with all of them and they all deserve a huge congratulations!

We are now safely down back in the ski town of Cheget. A well deserved rest after a good Russian meal is in store!

RMI Guide JJ Justman

The RMI Mt. Elbrus July 18th Team on the summit of Europes highest peak, 18,501 ft, on July 26th.  Photo: JJ Justman

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Yeah!!! Well done everyone! Good job Cindee~ can’t wait to hear all about it when you get home!! Xoxo, Maija

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Posted by: Maija Markula on 7/28/2014 at 8:23 am

Congratulations!! Cindee, you are amazing. Well done for the entire team!! Great adventure and climb for everyone! Be safe and enjoy the rest if your trip.
Karen

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Posted by: Karen N. on 7/27/2014 at 8:47 am


Mt. Elbrus: Teams Waits on the Mountain for Better Weather

Posted by: JJ Justman | July 25, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Elbrus Southside
Elevation: 12,000'

It is a soggy day on Mount Elbrus. The weather has turned and not for the better. It’s raining pretty constant at the moment. What was to be a training day has turned into a hunker down day.

Don’t get me wrong, I could make it sound like its epic and the team is hanging onto the walls of our huts. However, it’s still not too bad. But with the potential of a small break in the weather for tomorrow, there is no need to get sopping wet.

The team is reading, watching tv and dreaming of their dance moves on the summit of Elbrus…hopefully tomorrow! So keep your fingers crossed for us…

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Enjoy your lazy day and I hope the weather is awesome tomorrow for your summit!!  It’s a little warmer in San Jose (CA) today ... a balmy 100+ degrees!

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Posted by: Rebecca on 7/25/2014 at 4:04 pm

Hope you guys have great weather tomorrow. Good luck to everyone can’t wait to hear all about it!

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Posted by: Mona on 7/25/2014 at 12:48 pm


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