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Mt. Shuksan: Walter and Seminar Team Focus on Training

Posted by: Mike Walter, Lindsay Fixmer, Steve Gately | August 24, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades
Elevation: 6,200'

Our Expedition Skills Seminar - Shuksan team is enjoying nice weather here in the North Cascades. Our camp is tucked in at 6,200’ amongst stunning alpine scenery on the flanks of the Sulphide Glacier. We have unobstructed views on Shuksan’s summit pyramid to the north, and the northern Picket Range to the south. Baker Lake winds its way south through the valley bottom, far below us.

We just returned back to camp after a morning out on the glacier practicing various climbing skills such as ice axe arrest and cramponing. This afternoon we’ll work on some technical skills starting with knots and hitches.

Everyone is doing well and enjoying the alpine air.

Cheers,
RMI Guide Mike Walter and Team

The view of camp on the Sulphide Glacier for the Mt. Shuksan Seminar team. Photo: Mike Walter An RMI Mt. Shuksan Seminar climber practicing ice axe arrest. Photo: Mike Walter
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What a spectacular adventure!!! Thanks you Seth and the entire team for helping us reach the summit in record time! Contratulations to the Team!!!

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Posted by: Seth Casden on 8/25/2014 at 5:10 am


Mt. Rainier: August 18th Update

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Lindsay Fixmer, Mike Walter | August 18, 2014
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Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by Billy Nugent and The Five Day Summit Climb led by Lindsay Fixmer reach the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning.  RMI Guide Billy Nugent reported beautiful weather and great climbing. The team spend some time on the summit enjoying the views and are now en route back to Camp Muir.

RMI Guide Mike Walter and team Checked in from the Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz. The team had a great day today. We hoisted heavy packs and left the parking lot at Paradise this morning. After about 15 minutes of hiking we left the well beaten path and descended on to the Nisqually Glacier. With crampons on and ice axes in hand, we traversed the Nisqually and gained the Wilson Glacier. The climbing involved some moving over steep rocks with heavy packs, as well as ascending some steep snow slopes. Everyone is doing well and we’re nestled in at our camp at 7600’ at the Sharkfin. It’s a beautiful night, and it’s a real treat to leave the crowds behind and have this wild place to ourselves.

Congratulations to the our Summit Climb Teams!

The Kautz Seminar Team training on the Wilson Glacier on Mt. Rainier. Photo: Mike Walter

Mt. Rainier: August 10th Teams Summit

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Lindsay Fixmer | August 10, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guides Billy Nugent and Lindsay Fixmer, along with the Four Day Summit Climb, reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Billy reported calm and beautiful conditions on the summit.  The teams are descending to Camp Muir where they will spend some time before continuing on to Paradise.  We look forward to seeing them back in Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulations!

RMI climbers crossing Mt. Rainier's summit crater to Columbia Crest. Photo: Brent Okita
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That is just fantastic!  What an accomplishment!!!  AMAZED!!!!!

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Posted by: Susan Wright on 8/20/2014 at 10:16 am

Awesome job guys!! Proud of you Keith!!

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Posted by: Kelley Bright on 8/12/2014 at 3:19 am


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

Posted by: Lindsay Fixmer, Seth Waterfall | August 04, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Seth Waterfall along with the Five Day Summit Climb led by Lindsay Fixmer reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  The teams enjoyed some time on the summit with clear skies enjoying the views.  The team began their descent and as of 7:45 am were on the top of Disappointment Cleaver en route to Camp Muir.  The teams will take a short break to repack their gear and then start the final descent to Paradise.
We look forward to seeing the teams at Rainier BaseCamp later today.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb teams!

The Four Day Summit Climb August 1 - 4, 2014 on Mt. Rainier August 4th on descent from the summit.  Photo: Seth Waterfall

Shuksan: Fixmer and Team Summit

Posted by: Lindsay Fixmer | July 30, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades
Elevation: 9,127'

In the North Cascades, Washington, RMI Guide Lindsay Fixmer and team reached the summit of Mt. Shuksan.  The team climbed via the Sulphide Glacier and reported beautiful weather throughout the climb.

Congratulations Climbers!

The RMI July 27th Mt. Shuksan - Sulphide Glacier team celebrating their summit. Photo: Lindsay Fixmer The RMI July 27th Mt. Shuksan - Sulphide Glacier team on the summit with Mt. Baker in the background. Photo: Lindsay Fixmer

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

Posted by: Lindsay Fixmer, Zeb Blais | July 19, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climbs led by RMI Guides Zeb Blais and Lindsay Fixmer reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  The teams experienced very high winds upon approaching the crater rim.  The team enjoyed some time on top before starting their descent around 7 am.  The teams will return to Camp Muir for a short break before continuing down to Paradise.  We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb teams!

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I’m not sure we entirely “Enjoyed some time on top”... but at least we made it.

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Posted by: Christian Bruhn on 7/21/2014 at 6:29 am

Is this Bruhn/Garth/Andrews et al? If so, nice job! If not, congrats to whomever.

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Posted by: Drew on 7/19/2014 at 8:33 am


Mt.Rainier: Four & Five Day Summit Teams On Top!

Posted by: Win Whittaker, Lindsay Fixmer | July 16, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Win Whittaker and the Five Day Summit Climb led by Lindsay Fixmer reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning.  The teams were able to spend an hour on the summit before starting their descent.  At 7:00 am they were approaching the top of Disappointment Cleaver on their descent.  The weather is beautiful with clear skies, warm temperatures and light winds.

Congratulations to today’s summit climb teams!

The Four Day Summit Climb Team July 13 - 16, 2014 ascending to Camp Muir.  Photo: Win Whittaker RMI Climbers approaching the summit of Mt. Rainier on July 16, 2014.  Photo: Win Whittaker
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So happy you and the team made this trek!  Looking forward to your stories and photos.

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Posted by: Cindy and Ken on 7/16/2014 at 3:24 pm

Great work Rees! Scenery looks stunning. Janet and Murray.

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Posted by: Janet Pascoe on 7/16/2014 at 12:54 pm


Forbidden Peak: Fixmer and Team Reach Summit

Posted by: Lindsay Fixmer | July 10, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *North Cascades
Elevation: 8,630'

In the North Cascades, RMI Guide Lindsay Fixmer and team reached the summit of Forbidden Peak via the West Ridge.  Lindsay reported perfect weather during their summit bid and good route conditions.

Way to Climb!

An RMI climber ascending the West Ridge of Forbidden Peak in the North Cascades, Washington. Photo: Lindsay Fixmer An RMI team on the summit of Forbidden Peak in the North Cascades, Washington. Photo: Lindsay Fixmer

Mt. Rainier: June 28th - UPDATE

Posted by: Tyler Jones, Lindsay Fixmer, Christina von Mertens, Adam Butterfield, Bryan Hendrick | June 28, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 11,200'

The Four Day Summit Climb Teams Led by RMI Guides Tyler Jones and Geoff Schellens reached Ingraham Flats on Mt. Rainier today, but due to poor visibility and bad weather they were forced to turn abort their summit attempt.  The team returned to Camp Muir and have started their descent back to Paradise and will arrive at Ashford BaseCamp this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s team.

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I can’t imagine the disappointment but am glad you are all safe.  Can’t wait to see the pictures and hear the stories.

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Posted by: Mary dearth on 6/28/2014 at 11:39 am

Bummer!  Know it was still a fabulous experience—Lots of love to Kirsten and Aaron (and Madison)

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Posted by: Mary Simpson on 6/28/2014 at 11:19 am


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

Posted by: Casey Grom, Lindsay Fixmer | June 23, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Casey Grom radioed from the summit of Mt. Rainier at 7:33 am with his Four Day Summit Climb Team along with the Five Day Summit Climb led by Lindsay Fixmer.  The Four and Five Day Summit Climb teams reported great conditions on the mountains and a beautiful day with barely any winds.  The teams were going to start their descent just before 8 am and will return to Camp Muir and then continue to Paradise.
We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp later this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb teams!

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Congratulations, John!  Very proud of the way set goals & focus to reach your goals.
Can’t wait to hear the details.  You have a BIG team cheering for… read more

Posted by: Nelia on 6/23/2014 at 2:22 pm

Prayers have been answered for your safe trip and return. Aren’t you great. It is special to have a dream and fulfill it. We are so proud of you and… read more

Posted by: Nyles Eskritt on 6/23/2014 at 2:14 pm


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