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Mt. Rainier: July 15th Teams Summit

Posted by: Peter Whittaker, Pete Van Deventer | July 15, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Peter Whittaker and the Four Day Summit Climb team reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning around 5:20 am.  The team is making their descent back to Camp Muir and enjoying a light wind.  We look forward to seeing them in Ashford this afternoon.

The Expedition Skills Seminar – Emmons led by RMI Guide Pete Van Deventer reached the summit of Mt. Rainier around 7:00 am.  Pete reports clear skies on the summit and 15 mph winds.  He says it is fairly warm and a really nice day to climb. The team is enjoying some time at Columbia Crest and will begin their descent to Camp Schurman around 8:00 am.

Congratulations to today’s climbers!

Mt. Rainier as seen from Sunrise this morning.  Photo: Mt. Rainier Web Cam The path leaving the summit of Mt. Rainier via the Disappointment Cleaver.  Photo: Brent Okita The Expeditions Skill Seminar - Emmons teams on the summit of Mt. Rainier July 15th.  Photo: Pete Van Deventer
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We ARE SO PROUD and HAPPY that you reached The Summit John! Can’t wait to see that photo!! Safe return during the descent!!! See you soon! Love, AM and Biscuit

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Posted by: Mary Ann and Carter Boicourt on 7/16/2014 at 5:02 am

Way to go Jimmie D.

This Rainier summit business is getting to be old hat to you.

Well done.

Art

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Posted by: Art Muir on 7/15/2014 at 7:42 pm


Mt. Rainier: Summit Climb Teams on Top!

Posted by: Ed Viesturs, Peter Whittaker, Solveig Waterfall | June 25, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Peter Whittaker along with Ed Viesturs led a team of eight climbers to the summit of Mt. Rainier today.  Peter reported light wind, great climbing conditions and a beautiful day on Mt. Rainier.  All eight climbers in the party reached the summit.

The Five Day Summit Climb led by Solveig Waterfall also topped out this morning with 100% of her team on the summit as well.  Both teams were beginning their descent from the crater rim around 7:20 am.  The teams will return to Camp Muir for a short break before descending down to Paradise and then to Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climbers!

Climbers on the Five Day Summit Climb enjoy the sunshine on Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Solveig Waterfall
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Awesome job Matt; I am so happy for you!  It looks like you had perfect conditions too.  I look forward to hearing about it when you get back.

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Posted by: John Boyce on 6/26/2014 at 6:54 am

Well done Dave,Mike and team! Thanks Ed and Peter for keeping them safe:)

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Posted by: Nat Turner on 6/26/2014 at 2:20 am


Kilimanjaro: The Family Climb Spends the Day in The Garden of the Elephants

Posted by: Peter Whittaker, Seth Waterfall | October 17, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro

It’s another great day on safari!  Right now we’re in Tarangire National Park and the animals are out in full force.  There have been tons of elephants of course as this is ‘the garden of the elephants’.  In addition to the animals there are tons if really cool Baobab trees.  We’re all having a blast on the penultimate day of our trip.

RMI Guides Seth Waterfall and Peter Whittaker

Elephant at Tarangire National Park. Photo: Seth Waterfall Baobab tree at Tarangire National Park. Photo: RMI Collection

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Kilimanjaro: Enjoying The Safari at Ngorongoro Crater

Posted by: Peter Whittaker, Seth Waterfall | October 16, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro

This is Seth checking in from Ngorongoro Crater.  We’ve been having a spectacular day of game viewing.  The main event was getting to see two lions, one male, one female, right next to the road.  We have also seen tons of other stuff.  Tonight we’re staying at the Plantation Lodge and tomorrow we will visit Tarangire National Park.

RMI Guides Seth Waterfall and Peter Whittaker

Ngorongoro Crater Game Viewing. Photo: Seth Waterfall

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Hi Guys! It’s Samantha’s class! We just wanted to congratulate you all on your amazing climb! Have fun on your safari!

-Mrs.Dunne’s Class

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Posted by: PAT DUNNE on 10/17/2013 at 4:09 am


Kilimanjaro: The Kilimanjaro Family Climb Begins Their Safari

Posted by: Peter Whittaker, Seth Waterfall | October 15, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro

Jambo from Lake Manyara!  We’ve just finished a great afternoon game drive.  The elephants were out in full force today.  We got extremely close to several of the amazon creatures.  Another highlight of the day was seeing several baboon and monkey babies.  All in all it was a great first day on safari.

RMI Guides Peter Whittaker and Seth Waterfall

Elephant at Lake Manyara National Park. Photo: Seth Waterfall A baboon at Lake Manyara National Park. Photo: Jeff Martin

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Now you can all relax and really enjoy yourself! Must be beautiful actually seeing the animals in their natural habitat. Sam take lots of pictures of those giraffes.

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Posted by: Terrianne Riga on 10/15/2013 at 12:05 pm


Kilimanjaro: The Kilimanjaro Family Climb Returns From The Mountain

Posted by: Peter Whittaker, Seth Waterfall | October 14, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro

Hello from the Dik Dik.  This is Seth with a quick check in letting you know this we are all off the mountain safe and sound.  We had a nice walk down from our last camp this morning and we’re back at the hotel before 1pm.  After some well deserved showers we had a great celebratory dinner.  Now were all psyched up for our safari.  That’s starts tomorrow with a visit to Lake Manyara.  We’ll check in after our game drive.

- RMI Guide Seth Waterfall

A celebration dinner set up at the Dik Dik Hotel (RMI Collection).

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Kilimanjaro: The Kilimanjaro Family Climb Reaches The Summit!

Posted by: Peter Whittaker, Seth Waterfall | October 13, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 19,348'

The Kilimanjaro Family Climb reached Uhuru Peak this morning, the summit of Kilimanjaro and the highest point in Africa! Watch their video dispatch from today’s climb:

The Kilimanjaro Family Climb Team standing on the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro!

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Congratulations team Kilimanjaro Family Climb!!!  It was very fun watching your progress on facebook.  I especially enjoyed the caption contest and winning the trekking poles-thank you!  My new poles will… read more

Posted by: Lynette Alber on 11/4/2013 at 2:30 pm

You’ve conquered Kilimanjaro!!! Everest next??? Congratulations to the team especially the Golden ones!

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Posted by: Lori Derr on 10/14/2013 at 6:59 am


Kilimanjaro: The Kilimanjaro Family Climb Reaches High Camp

Posted by: Peter Whittaker, Seth Waterfall | October 13, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 15,000'

The Kilimanjaro Family climb reaches their high camp at Barafu Camp on Kilimanjaro today. Watch their video dispatch from today’s climb.

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Kilimanjaro: The Kilimanjaro Family Climb Ascends The Barranco Wall

Posted by: Peter Whittaker, Seth Waterfall | October 11, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 13,000'

The Kilimanjaro Family Climb climbed the Barranco Wall today, traversing beneath the southern side of Kilimanjaro to reach their camp at Karanga Valley. Climber John Dorn describes today’s climb in the video dispatch:

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Your all doing great. Tomorrow to the top. How exciting! We miss you Sam!

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Posted by: Terrianne Riga on 10/12/2013 at 11:26 pm


Kilimanjaro: Peter Whittaker and the Kilimanjaro Family Climb Ascend To The Shira Plateau

Posted by: Peter Whittaker, Seth Waterfall | October 09, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 12,300'

The Kilimanjaro Family Climb reached Shira Camp at 12,300’ on the Shira Plateau today. The team checks in with an update on the ascent in today’s video dispatch:

RMI Guides Peter Whittaker and Seth Waterfall

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WAY TO GO SAM! You are all doing sooooooooooo AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! I can’t wait to see you again!!!!!!! Miss You! ❤️

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Posted by: Taylor Riga on 10/9/2013 at 2:30 pm

So excited for you and your Dad. I love watching these videos! What a wonderful memory you are creating with him!

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Posted by: Noreen on 10/9/2013 at 1:30 pm


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