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

Posted by: Solveig Waterfall, Seth Waterfall | July 28, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Five Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Solveig Waterfall and the Four Day Summit Climb led by Seth Waterfall reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  The teams reported clear skies and nice climbing conditions.  At around 7 am the teams began their descent to Camp Muir.  They will take a short break there before continuing their descent to Paradise.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb teams!

The Four Day Summit Climb July 25-28, 2014 Team crossing the summit crater of Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Seth Waterfall
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Amber - Was Joey on the team?  If so congrats!  We are heading up today to start climbing tomorrow…  Erika

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Posted by: Erika Schroeder on 7/28/2014 at 10:46 am

Yay Daddy!!!  Can’t wait to hear all about it!!!
Love, Blake and Dylan

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Posted by: Lori Witter on 7/28/2014 at 9:00 am


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climbs Unable to Summit

Posted by: Solveig Waterfall, Seth Waterfall | July 20, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 12,700'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Seth and Solveig Waterfall were unable to reach the summit today due to route conditions.  The teams reached 12,700’ before deciding to turn back.  They will return to Camp Muir for a short break before continuing down to Paradise.

We look forward to seeing the teams at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Teams on Top!

Posted by: Mike Walter, Solveig Waterfall | July 12, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb Teams led by RMI Guides Mike Walter & Solveig Waterfall reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Just after 7 am the teams were approaching the top of Disappointment Cleaver on their descent. 
They will return to Camp Muir for a short break before continuing to Paradise later today.

Congratulations to today’s summit climb teams!

The Four Day Summit Climbs en route to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Photo: Mike King
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Congrats to the team!

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Posted by: Suzanne on 7/12/2014 at 8:55 am


Mt. Rainier: July 6th Update

Posted by: Solveig Waterfall | July 06, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

Summit! The Mount Rainier Four Day Summit Climb, led by Solveig Waterfall, reached the summit this morning.  The weather was very warm and winds were between 15 and 30 mph.  The team began their descent from the crater rim just before 7 a.m.

An RMI team at Mt. Rainier high break. Photo: Pete Van Deventer An RMI team taking a break at Ingraham Flats on Mt. Rainier. Photo: Seth Waterfall
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Jay - Yay!!!  I showed off your pictures today at work!!  I cannot wait to hear all about your adventure.  XOXO

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Posted by: Lisa on 7/7/2014 at 11:52 am

Solveig, Billy, and Nick! Thank you for the great adventure and your friendly yet superb professional support in reaching our goal to stay on the top of Mt. Rainier! It… read more

Posted by: Oleg on 7/7/2014 at 7:57 am


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb Team on Top

Posted by: Solveig Waterfall, Seth Waterfall | July 03, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb Teams led by RMI Guides Seth Waterfall and Solveig Waterfall reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Seth reported clear skies above with moderate winds and cool temperature.  There is a cloud deck below at approximately 7,500’.  The teams began their descent from the crater rim at 7 am en route to Camp Muir.  The teams will continue their descent to Paradise and we look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp later today.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

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Congratulations my family goes tomorrow, Mom from South Carolina

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Posted by: Beverly on 7/4/2014 at 10:43 am

What a feat.  Looking forward to hearing all about it.  Big hug - Banana (haha UJ!)

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Posted by: Ann on 7/3/2014 at 11:55 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


Mt. Rainier: June 20th SUMMIT!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Solveig Waterfall, Mike Soucy | June 20, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Mike Soucy was 30 minutes from the crater rim at 7:40 am as reported by Camp Muir.  Camp Muir reported calm winds, and clear skies. The team will spend a bit of time on the summit before starting their descent.

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons spent a misty afternoon practicing crevasse rescue and ice climbing skills on the Emmons Glacier near Camp Schurman The spent the evening in camp, having dinner, relaxing, and celebrating an exciting, strenuous and very windy climb to 13,200’ yesterday. The team is descending from their camp this morning and will return to Ashford this afternoon around 3:30 pm.

Congratulations to Today’s Teams!

The Emmons - Expedition Skills Seminar Team practicing crevasse rescue. Photo: Solveig Waterfall
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Looking good guys!!!

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Posted by: Sarah on 6/22/2014 at 1:48 am

GO TEAM!!

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Posted by: Jan Hejl on 6/20/2014 at 10:08 pm


Mt. Rainier: June 19th Update

Posted by: Seth Waterfall, Walter Hailes, Solveig Waterfall | June 19, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Seth Waterfall and the Four Day Summit Climb teams were approaching the crater rim at 7:29 a.m. PT.  They reported very cold and very windy conditions on the Disappointment Cleaver Route.  The teams will be starting their descent soon after reaching the summit.

RMI Guide Solveig Waterfall and the Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons aborted their summit bid at 13,200’ due to high winds and blowing snow. They are descending back to Camp Schurman.

An RMI team on top of Mt. Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection
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So happy the Harriott/Lesch Team summited and relieved they are safe. Hope they are all warm and toasty soon.

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Posted by: Barb Chaney on 6/19/2014 at 9:49 am

It is Lesch, such a major accomplishment & I misspelled it. Too excited for them I guess. Apologies & Congratulations again.

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Posted by: Darlene Fatica on 6/19/2014 at 9:14 am


Mt. Rainier: June 7th SUMMIT!

Posted by: Mike Haugen, Ben Liken, Josh Gautreau, Solveig Waterfall, Zach Lovell, Mike King | June 07, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guides Mike Haugen and Solveig Waterfall and their Four Day Summit Climb Team reached the top of Mt. Rainier early this morning.  The team reported clear and beautiful weather with light winds of about 10 mph.  The team has started their descent and will be back at RMI Basecamp this Afternoon.

Congratulations to Today’s Team!

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Congratulations, Bernt. Cant wait to hear about it when you get back to ME.

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Posted by: Julie on 6/9/2014 at 11:39 am

What an accomplishment- Matt Orr and Peter Wooding….and the entire team.  Can’t wait to have you back to hear stories and see pictures.  Could not have asked for a more… read more

Posted by: Jen Orr on 6/7/2014 at 3:29 pm


Mt. McKinley: Walter & Team Remain at Base Camp

Posted by: Mike Walter, Solveig Waterfall, Steve Gately | May 31, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount McKinley

May 31, 2014, 2:11 pm PT

We are still here at Kahiltna Base camp.
We received another foot of new snow overnight and it shows no sign of slowing or stopping.
We are all staying hopeful that the weather will break sometime in the next few days and we can finally get a big meal and that long awaited hot shower!

RMI Guide Mike Walter

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