Entries By leon davis

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

Posted by: Elias de Andres Martos, Leon Davis | August 25, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Elias de Andres Martos and Leon Davis reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning around 7 am.
Elias reported clear skies and very light wind on the summit.  The from Camp Muir to the summit was covered with 6 - 12 inches of new snow.  The teams will enjoy some time on the summit before beginning their descent.
We look forward to seeing everyone at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb teams!

1

Way to go team and all those good looking Davis boys!  You guys are amazing!
love, The Davis girls

read more

Posted by: Tiffany Davis on 8/25/2014 at 11:52 am


Mt. Rainier: August 16th Summit!

Posted by: Ben Liken, Brent Okita, Leon Davis | August 16, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

With the freezing level at 13,500’, the Mount Rainier summit climb teams reached the top just after 6:00 a.m.  RMI Guide Ben Liken reported light winds and sunny with a cloud deck below Camp Muir. They spent over an hour on the summit taking in the views and crossing through the crater to Columbia Crest, the highest point in Washington.  By 7:45 a.m. both teams had crested back over the crater rim and began their descent to Camp Muir.

Congratulations to today’s summit climbers!

An RMI team on the upper section of Mount Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection
7

That was the strongest experience of my life. I was overflown by emotions of so many kinds. Special and the hugest THANK YOU go to Brent, Ben, and Pepper -… read more

Posted by: Alik Levin on 8/17/2014 at 8:38 am

Just a note to express a heartfelt “THANK YOU!” to our awesome guides: Ben, Brent and Pepper.  What an amazing climb!  Ben, Brent, Pepper, you were so dedicated, patient and… read more

Posted by: Christian Molnar on 8/16/2014 at 8:40 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!

6

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!

read more

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


Mt. Rainier: Teams on the Summit!

Posted by: Leon Davis, Mike Walter | August 01, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Mike Walter reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning around 6:30 am. The Expedition Skills Seminar - Paradise led by Leon Davis also made a successful climb to the summit today after several days of training on the mountain.  Both teams began their descent around 7:30 after enjoying the sunrise and views from the crater for almost an hour.
The teams will return to Camp Muir for a short break and to re-pack their gear before continuing the descent to Paradise.  We look forward to seeing both teams in Ashford later today.

Congratulations to today’s climbers!

12

Awesome job bro! im so proud! I bet it was amazing! GO JARYD U

read more

Posted by: Parys Michelle Unangst on 8/1/2014 at 7:50 pm

Congratulations Jaryd & team on this tremendous achievement!! So happy you had the opportunity for this wonderful adventure Rad! Grampy wants to know what peak is next? Can’t wait to… read more

Posted by: C & C Mills on 8/1/2014 at 6:26 pm


Mt. Rainier: July 25th SUMMIT!

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Leon Davis, Bridget Belliveau, Caleb Ladue, Adam Butterfield, Billy Haas | July 25, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb Team led by RMI Guides Billy Nugent and Leon Davis reached the Summit of Camp Muir today.  The teams reported great climbing conditions and clear skies.

Congratulations to Today’s Teams!

Climbers at High Break on Mt. Rainier.  RMI Photo Collection
4

Congrats Steve and Danny. Hope it was as great as you thought it would be.

read more

Posted by: Don on 7/25/2014 at 2:16 pm

YEAH STEVE!!!!  Congrats man!!!!

read more

Posted by: David D on 7/25/2014 at 1:08 pm


Forbidden Peak: Davis and Team Summit

Posted by: Leon Davis, Bryan Hendrick | July 13, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades
Elevation: 8,630'

Good morning everybody. This is Leon and team calling from our way out of Boston Basin in this morning. Another beautiful day today, just like yesterday, and we climbed up the West Ridge of Forbidden. We had a successful trip, starting out at 2:30 in the morning under a full moon. It was beautiful, a perfect day. And yeah, we’re all doing well heading out to the cars hopefully in time to watch the World Cup Finals. Talk to you guys later. Thank you. Bye.

RMI Guide Leon Davis


RMI Guide Leon Davis checks in from the North Cascades.


North Cascades: Davis and Team Check in from Boston Basin

Posted by: Bryan Hendrick, Leon Davis | July 12, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades
Elevation: 6,200'

July 11, 2014 - 8:15 pm PT

Hi Everybody this is Leon and Bryan in the Boston Basin, we climbed Sharkfin Tower today.  It was a beautiful day.  Everyone did great, everyone is feeling it but we got a lot of good training in.
Tomorrow our plan is to wake up early and get an alpine start and head up to the west ridge of Forbidden and climb that thing.
All is well, we will talk to you tomorrow.

RMI Guide Leon Davis

Johannesburg from Boston Basin. Photo: Kristina Weller


RMI Guide Leon Davis checks in from Boston Basin.


North Cascades: Davis & Team Check In from Boston Basin

Posted by: Leon Davis, Bryan Hendrick | July 10, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades
Elevation: 6,200'

Hi, this is Leon calling from Boston Basin Camp. We had a beautiful day getting here and just enjoying an evening after dinner. All is well. Tomorrow we are having a training day and planning to head up and climb Sharkfin Tower. Tomorrow’s weather looks great so we are psyched. I’ll talk to you guys tomorrow. Bye.

RMI Guide Leon Davis

Boston Basin in the North Cascades. Photo: RMI Collection


RMI Guide Leon Davis calls in from Boston Basin.

1

Hi to Meredith, Leon, and the whole team!  Wishing you stellar conditions and a great experience.
-Geoff

read more

Posted by: Geoff on 7/11/2014 at 5:51 pm


Mt. Rainier: June 29th Summit!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Leon Davis | June 29, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Mt. Rainier Summit Climbs led by Brent Okita and Leon Davis crested the crater rim at 7:35 a.m.  Brent reported 25 mph winds and the cloud deck was at 9,500’.  The teams spent some time on the summit before beginning their descent at 8:40 a.m.

Congratulations to today’s summit climbers!

Mt. Rainier's Disappointment Cleaver Route. Photo: Brent Okita
2

Good jobs guys! That is so cool. Glad to
hear you had good conditions. Can’t wait
to see some pictures.

read more

Posted by: Harvey Kruckenberg on 6/29/2014 at 10:52 am

Way to go guys!  Can’t wait to hear about it!

read more

Posted by: Dawn Kruckenberg on 6/29/2014 at 10:31 am


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

Sign Up For Mount McKinley 2014 Email Alerts

6

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

The Data Systems Team

read more

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

Well Done Team!!!  Congratulations !~!  Rosemary

read more

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


More Entries