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Mt. Rainier: September 14th Summit!

Posted by: Paul Edgren | September 14, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Paul Edgren led the Four Day Summit Climb to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Paul reported great route conditions and warm, sunny weather.  The team is making their way to Camp Muir where they will rest and refuel before returning to Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulations climbers!

RMI Climbers on the crater rim of Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Dave Hahn
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Ajaz I am soo sooo proud of you!!!! love you

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Posted by: sadaf on 9/15/2013 at 10:49 pm

Wow, Ali!! What will you do next, Wonder Woman soon to be DOCTOR Mountain Climber?!  Congrats to you & your team.  Would love to know how this all came about… read more

Posted by: Kathy Johnson on 9/15/2013 at 11:31 am


Mt. Rainier: September 4, 2013

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Paul Edgren | September 04, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 12,300'

RMI Guides Billy Nugent and Paul Edgren led their Four Day Summit Climb teams to the top of Disappointment Cleaver this morning before encountering strong winds, low visibility, and precipitation.  The teams have safely returned to Camp Muir and are getting ready to descend back to Paradise.  We are excited to welcome the teams back in Ashford early this afternoon.

September 4, 2013 - Mt. Rainier as seen from Paradise.  Photo: Mt. Rainier Webcam
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We are so proud of you, Doug. All your hard work and training has paid off. Can’t wait to hear all about your adventure! Mom and Dad Hicks

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Posted by: Byron and Nancy on 9/5/2013 at 5:54 am

Way to go Jack and Beth!!! Sorry to hear you couldn’t make it all the way to the top, but way to get to 12,300’!!! Can’t wait to hear more… read more

Posted by: James Rogers on 9/4/2013 at 4:23 pm


Mt. Rainier: August 31, 2013 Update

Posted by: Dave Hahn, Paul Edgren | August 31, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 11,800'

The Four Day Summit Climb Led by RMI Guides Dave Hahn and Paul Edgren reached 11,800’ feet today before encountering firm and icy conditions on the route which forced them to turn around.  Dave Hahn reported clear skies and beautiful weather.  The team is currently descending from Ingraham Flats and will be back at RMI Basecamp in the early afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

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Great job Nathaniel and Matthew - darn weather, atleast the weather let you go further this time than you did last time!  Glad you could enjoy the adventure together!  I… read more

Posted by: Mama J on 8/31/2013 at 11:08 am

Dear Jeff and Catherine et al,
We’re so sorry that inclement weather thwarted your ascent up Ranier!Glad that you’re encountering sunny skies on your descent. Our prayers for you… read more

Posted by: JimandDiana Smith on 8/31/2013 at 7:35 am


Mt. Rainier: August 27th Update

Posted by: Mike Walter, Paul Edgren | August 27, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 10,080'

The Four Day Summit Climbs August 24 - 27 led by RMI Guides Mike Walter & Paul Edgren were unable to reach the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning due to poor weather on the mountain.  The teams reported wind, snow and rain at Camp Muir over night.  This morning the teams will begin their descent to Paradise.

We look forward to seeing them at Rainier Base Camp this afternoon.

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I’m sorry the weather did not cooperate with your summit attempt.

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Posted by: Bob on 8/27/2013 at 8:36 am

Praying for a safe journey back down to the base camp.

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Posted by: Stacy on 8/27/2013 at 8:32 am


Mt. Rainier: August 20th Teams on the Summit!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Paul Edgren | August 20, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb August 17 - 20 reached the summit of Mt. Rainier just after 7 am PT this morning.  RMI Guides Brent Okita and Paul Edgren led the teams.  Brent reported a gorgeous day with clear skies and light winds averaging 15 mph.  The teams will spend some time on the summit before beginning their descent to Camp Muir.  After a short rest, the teams will continue to Paradise later this afternoon.

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons led by RMI Guide Eric Frank reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning shortly before 8 am PT.  The team will spend time enjoying the views and then return to their high camp for their final night on the mountain.

Congratulations to today’s summit climbers!

Watching the sunrise from Camp Schurman 9,440ft), Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Mike King
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Congratulations to the Emmons team on their Summit!! We are thrilled for our son, Jake!!87

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Posted by: Mary on 8/21/2013 at 4:02 am

Hooray & Congrats!!  Must be awesome!’

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Posted by: Ramona on 8/20/2013 at 11:33 am


Mt.Rainier: August 15th High Winds Keep Group from Summit

Posted by: Paul Edgren, Eric Frank | August 15, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 10,080'

The Four Day Summit Climbs August 12 - 15, 2013 led by RMI Guides Eric Frank and Paul Edgren were unable to reach the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Strong winds and precipitation prevented the teams from climbing.  The teams checked in from Camp Muir shortly after 7 am where they were safe and warm in the Muir hut.  The teams will descend from Camp Muir to Paradise this morning.

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz led by RMI Guide Elias de Andres Martos was unable to summit this morning also.  They will spend today training on the mountain.  Tomorrow they will descend to Paradise and complete their program.

We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp.


Mt. Rainier: August 11th Summit!

Posted by: Mike Walter, Paul Edgren | August 11, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Mike Walter and the Five Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Paul Edgren reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Mike and Paul reported moderate winds and cloudy conditions.  The teams were departing the summit around 7:30 a.m. and are returning to Camp Muir to refuel before continuing downhill to Paradise.  We’ll see them back in Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

RMI Climbers ascending the upper mountain in the clouds.  Photo: Ed Viesturs
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Congrats Jim! This story won’t even need the usual Jim spin on reality to be super impressive! Can’t wait to hear all about it! Super proud of you!

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Posted by: Robyn on 8/12/2013 at 5:42 pm

Congratulations Jimmy! Can’t wait to hear about the climb.

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Posted by: Paul on 8/12/2013 at 4:27 pm


Mt. Rainier: July 30th, 2013 Summit!

Posted by: Solveig Waterfall, Paul Edgren, Zeb Blais | July 30, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

Our Four Day Summit Climb Teams led by RMI Guide Solveig Waterfall and Paul Edgren reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. The cloud covering made for a beautiful sunrise today. The teams have started their descent and are en route back to Camp Muir.

RMI Guide Zeb Blais and the Expedition Skills Seminar – Emmons team also reached the summit of Mt. Rainier via the Emmons Route.  The team will descend the route back to Camp Schurman, spend another day training and will return to Rainier Basecamp tomorrow.

Congratulations to today’s teams.

Sunrise on Mt. Rainier. Photo: Katrina Bloemsma
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Congratulations Dan & Dean!

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Posted by: Denise on 7/31/2013 at 12:23 am

Congrats John and Dean!  Looking forward to lots of pictures.

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Posted by: Catherine on 7/30/2013 at 9:15 pm


Mt. Rainier: July 21, 2013 Summit!

Posted by: Paul Edgren, Mike Uchal | July 21, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Mike Uchal and Five Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Paul Edgren reached the summit of Mt. Rainier after a 6 1/2 hour ascent.  Mike Uchal reports sunny, beautiful weather and a busy route. The teams are en route back to Camp Muir, and will be back at RMI Basecamp later today.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

An RMI Climber on approach to the summit - RMI Photo Collection
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That mountain looks soooo big from my easy chair on the patio where I lounge thinking about all of you, up on top.  I can only imagine the sense of… read more

Posted by: maryann on 7/21/2013 at 7:17 pm

I am so excited that you all made it! Each of you has been constantly on my mind the last several days! I am envious, but so proud of what… read more

Posted by: Thom D. on 7/21/2013 at 3:03 pm


Mt. Rainier: July 11th - Summit!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Paul Edgren | July 11, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guides Brent Okita & Paul Edgren led their Four Day Summit Climb teams to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Brent radioed from the summit shortly after 7 am as the teams were crossing the crater.  They reported cold temperatures with moderate winds and clear skies.  The teams began their descent from the crater rim around 7:40 am.  They will return to Camp Muir for a short break and then continue down to Paradise later this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s climbers!

7/11/2013- Mt. Adams from Ingraham Flats at Sunrise. Photo: Lindsay Mann
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Great job all of youo for achieving your goal!

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Posted by: Don Haase on 7/13/2013 at 5:35 pm

Tom & Molly, you take my breath away! What an adventure! What an accomplishment!
Can’t wait to hear all about it! I am so proud of you & love… read more

Posted by: Colleen Keenan D'Arcy on 7/11/2013 at 9:25 am


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