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Mt. Rainier: August 17th Update

Posted by: Dave Hahn, Shaun Sears | August 17, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 12,300'

Our Four Day Summit Climb teams failed to reach the summit this morning due to a team member falling ill and needing assistance. The teams reached 12,300’, the top of Disappointment Cleaver, before they needed to turn around. Everyone is now descending back to Camp Muir and we expect their arrival at Ashford Base Camp around 4:00pm.

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What’s the end of the story?

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Posted by: Tatoosh on 8/23/2013 at 8:46 pm

Our Son was part of this team.  He has said over and over again how impressed he is/was with the way everything was handled!  Thank you all so much!!

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Posted by: Monique on 8/17/2013 at 7:17 pm


Mt.Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Reaches Summit!

Posted by: Andres Marin, Shaun Sears | June 10, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Andres Marin and Shaun Sears reached the summit of Mt Rainier on this clear, sunny morning.  They reported windy conditions with views all the way to Mt. Hood in Oregon.  The teams spent about an hour on the summit before starting their descent to Camp Muir.  After a short rest at Camp Muir, the teams will continue down to Paradise.

We look forward to seeing everyone at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.

Congratulations!

An RMI Team ascending Mt. Rainier at sunrise.  Photo: RMI Collection
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I think my family might be in this group. Congratulations!!

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Posted by: Diane Pinney on 6/10/2013 at 2:21 pm


Mt. Rainier: August 28th Update

Posted by: Shaun Sears, Eric Frank | August 27, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 11,500'

The Four Day Summit Climb August 24 - 27 led by RMI Guides Shaun Sears and Eric Frank were unable to summit today.  High winds kept the teams from leaving Camp Muir as scheduled.  The Camp Muir Telemetry shows an average wind speed between 55 - 80 mph. over night.  The teams did climb to Ingraham Flats later in the morning.  The wind was still blowing approximately 40 mph and they began their descent from this high point just before 8 am.  The teams returned to Camp Muir to repack and rest before starting their descent to Paradise shortly after 10 am.

RMI Guide Pete Van Deventer and the Expedition Skills Seminar - Paradise checked in this morning from the Paradise Glacier.  The team will be breaking camp and moving to Camp Muir.  They plan to do some additional training around Muir today and will be making their summit attempt tomorrow morning.

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Hey, do you guys have enough food to stay up there longer?
I Love you todd and amy.
Ben

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Posted by: Ben Reeder on 8/27/2012 at 2:38 pm

oops i ment to say, i love you mom and dad
p.s. I LOVE YOU
BEN

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Posted by: Ben Reeder on 8/27/2012 at 2:33 pm


Mt. Rainier: August 2nd Summit!

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Shaun Sears, Tyler Reid | August 02, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guides Shaun Sears and Billy Nugent led their Four Day Summit Climb July 30 - 2 August, 2012 to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  The teams reported nice climbing conditions and clear skies with a cloud deck below them at around 8,000’.  They were able to spend some time on the summit before beginning their descent at 8:30 a.m.

We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons reached the summit of Mt. Rainier today led by RMI Guide Tyler Reid.  The team spent two days training in Ashford and Paradise before driving to the White River Trail head and beginning their climb.  They will descend to their camp and spend one final night on the mountain. 

Congratulations to today’s teams!

Descending from the summit of Mt. Rainier.  Little Tahoma peaking through clouds.  Photo: Peter Whittaker An RMI Team approaching the crater rim of Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Seth Waterfall
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Inspirational, great work for a great cause!

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Posted by: Julie on 8/15/2012 at 3:06 pm

Amazing job guys!  Proud…and a little jealous…

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Posted by: Amy Leah on 8/3/2012 at 11:43 am


Mt. Rainier: July 22nd Summit!

Posted by: Seth Waterfall, Shaun Sears | July 22, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Seth Waterfall radioed in at 7:44 this morning reporting that both Four Day Summit Climb teams were on the summit of Mt. Rainier.  Seth reported high cirrus clouds, low valley fog, 35 mph SW winds, and good climbing conditions.  The teams spent around a bit of time on the summit before leaving the crater rim just after 8:00am.

They will descend to Camp Muir and then continue their descent to Paradise later this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s summit climb teams!


Mt. Rainier: July 1st Summit!

Posted by: Dan Windham, Shaun Sears | July 01, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Mt. Rainier Four Day Summit Climbs led by Dan Windham and Shaun Sears reached the summit this morning in bluebird conditions.  The cloud layer was at 9,000’ and the summit temperature was 25 degrees with light winds.  What a spectacular day on the upper mountain!

Walter Hailes is leading the Expedition Skills Seminar - Paradise.  They start out on the mountain today and will spend the next five days learning mountaineering skills and will conclude their week with a summit attempt.

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Ryan;

Can’t wait to hear the stories and see the photos.  What a great accomplishment!!  Best regards, Clay

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Posted by: Clay Renn on 7/2/2012 at 8:14 am

for Wendell & Jason…..good luck!

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Posted by: brenda on 7/2/2012 at 4:35 am


Mt. Rainier: June 10th Update

Posted by: Shaun Sears, Tyler Reid | June 10, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 10,060'

The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Tyler Reid and Shaun Sears left Camp Muir with an alpine start this morning but were forced to turn around at 10,600’ due to high avalanche danger.

The weather at Camp Muir was clear with high clouds above.  There was also a cloud deck below at around 6,000’.  The teams began their descent from Camp Muir just before 9 a.m.  We look forward to seeing them in Ashford this afternoon.

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Thinking of you guys…

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Posted by: Terri Beernink on 6/11/2012 at 9:37 am

DTM,LB and Jay….thinking of you all!  Hoping the weather has cleared and you were able to summit!!!!

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Posted by: Starr Law on 6/11/2012 at 8:22 am