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Kilimanjaro: Peter Whittaker and the Kilimanjaro Family Climb Ready in Africa

Posted by: Peter Whittaker, Seth Waterfall | October 07, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro

The Kilimanjaro Family Climb arrived in Tanzania and spent the day making final preparations and packing their gear for their departure on to the mountain tomorrow morning. Check out their video dispatch below.

RMI Guides Peter Whittaker & Seth Waterfall

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Mt. Rainier: Summit Climb Teams Reach Summit August 8th!

Posted by: Leon Davis, Peter Whittaker | August 08, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climbs led by RMI Guides Peter Whittaker & Leon Davis reached the summit of Mt. Rainier at 5:00 a.m.  Peter reported a beautiful and windless day.  The teams began their descent to Camp Muir.  They will take a break there before continuing to Paradise this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s summit climbers!

RMI Guide Peter Whittaker leads the Four Day Summit Climb August 5 - 8, 2013 team. Photo: Jon Mancuso
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Mt. Rainier: July 25th, 2013 SUMMIT!

Posted by: Ed Viesturs, Peter Whittaker, JJ Justman | July 25, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb Teams led by RMI Guides Peter Whittaker, Ed Viesturs, and JJ Justman reached the summit of Mt. Rainier under clear skies, a bright moon, and great route conditions.  The teams have started their descent and are en route back to Camp Muir.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

Ed Viesturs and Peter Whittaker on the Summit of Mt. Rainier. RMI Photo Collection
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Mt. Rainier: June 27th Update

Posted by: Ed Viesturs, Peter Whittaker, Andres Marin | June 27, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 10,080'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by Andres Marin and the Viesturs/Whittaker Climb led by Ed Viesturs & Peter Whittaker were unable to summit Mt. Rainier today due to high winds and poor visibility.
The teams began their descent from Camp Muir around 7:30 a.m. 

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons led by RMI Guide Billy Nugent will be returning to Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon. Weather and route conditions prevented the team from reaching the summit yesterday. Their team spent four days on the mountain expedition style climbing and learning new skills. 

We look forward to meeting the groups in Ashford later this morning.

A blustery day at Camp Muir, June 27, 2013.  Photo: Peter Whittaker Peter Whittaker and Ed Viesturs climb descending the Muir Snowfield, June 27, 2013. Photo: Peter Whittaker
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Mt. Rainier: August 9th Update

Posted by: Peter Whittaker, Dave Hahn, Jake Beren | August 09, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guides Peter Whittaker and Dave Hahn led their teams to the Mt. Rainier summit this morning.  Both teams had left the summit by 8:30 a.m. and reported light winds and a very pleasant day on the mountain.

Jake Beren is currently leading the Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz on their summit bid.  He checked in at 8:15 a.m. from the Wapowety Cleaver on the Kautz Route and will radio us when he reaches the summit.

An RMI team traversing to Disappointment Cleaver. Photo: Seth Waterfall The August 9th Summit Team lead by Peter Whittaker and Melissa Arnot on the summit of Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Peter Whittaker RMI Guide Peter Whittaker and team inside the steam vent on the summit of Mt. Rainier August 9th.  Photo: Peter Whittaker
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Mt. Rainier: July 26th Summit!

Posted by: Casey Grom, Lindsay Mann, Ed Viesturs, Peter Whittaker, Andres Marin | July 26, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier *North Cascades
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guides Peter Whittaker and Ed Viesturs led a team of climbers to the summit of Mt. Rainier morning. The Four Day Summit Climb July 23 - 26 led by RMI Guides Casey Grom and Lindsey Mann also reached the top today.

Both teams reported light winds and a beautiful day.  The climbers will descend to Camp Muir and then continue down to Paradise later this afternoon.

In the North Cascades, RMI Guides Andres Marin, Eric Frank and Geoff Schellens led their team to the summit of Forbidden Peak.  All team members reached the summit yesterday.  They will break camp and descend to the trail head today.

Congratulations to the summit teams!

Summit Climb July 25 - 28 team learning their skills today. Photo: Win Whittaker RMI Guides Ed Viesturs and Peter Whittaker on the summit of Mt. Rainier July 26th.  Photo: Peter Whittaker

Mt. Rainier: July 12th Summit!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Peter Whittaker, Jake Beren | July 12, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

Our teams on the Four Day Summit Climb reached the summit of Mt. Rainier via the Disappointment Cleaver Route early this morning.  With this bluebird weather we have on the mountain, the teams were on their descent by 7:20 a.m.  They will be back at Camp Muir by approximately 11:30 a.m. and will celebrate their feat on Rainier Basecamp later this afternoon.

Jake Beren and the Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons was on top via the Emmons Glacier Route at 8:00 a.m.  His team will stay another night at Camp Schurman and descend off Mt. Rainier tomorrow.

Congratulations to today’s teams summitting on both routes!

Summit Crater from Columbia Crest. Photo: Paul Neiman An RMI Climber training above Paradise during Mountaineering Day School.  Photo: Win Whittaker
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Vinson: Move to High Camp

Posted by: Ed Viesturs, Peter Whittaker | January 09, 2011
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Vinson Massif
Elevation: 12,400'

Good morning, good morning. It is January 9th, and this is Peter checking in, we’re just finishing up a great breakfast of Cream-of-Wheat and a hot drink. The sun just hit our camp, and we’re packing up and getting ready to make the move up to high camp. It was cold last night, cold this morning, but we have a little bit of sun right now. Weather looks good. And I’m gonna walk out and let my tentmate say a few words, Ed Viesturs.

Morning everybody, it’s beautiful day. We are loading up the camp here and we’re gonna make that ascent back up to high camp another 3,500 feet higher, and weather looks good and the forecast is pretty descent and we hope to go to the summit of Vinson tomorrow, Monday the 10th so be sure to check in tomorrow, follow the progress and we hope to be hootin’ and hollerin’ from the top of the bottom of the world. Ed Viesturs and Peter Whittaker signing out.

Vinson Massif route View from near High Camp yesterday.


Peter Whittaker and Ed Viesturs talk about their move to high camp


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