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Mt. Rainier: July 27th Summit!

Posted by: Win Whittaker, Billy Nugent | July 27, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The American Lung Association (ALA) Climb for Clean Airs summit climbs led by Win Whittaker and Billy Nugent reached the Mt. Rainier summit this morning! With beautiful weather, the teams took in the views, snapped some photos, and began their descent at 7:30 a.m. After a break at Camp Muir, the teams will celebrate with the ALA in Paradise this evening.

Congratulations to today’s ALA teams!

ALA climb hiking to Camp Muir at the start of their summit bid. Photo: Win Whittaker 7/27/13- ALA team ascending to the Mt. Rainier summit. Photo: Win Whittaker
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ALA climbers -  great work! RMI guides - thanks for an awesome climb!

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Posted by: JOHN GRANEN on 7/29/2013 at 5:59 am

makes me want to stop smoking!congrats to the team!

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Posted by: BILL NUGENT on 7/27/2013 at 9:49 am


Mt. Rainier: July 26th Update

Posted by: Adam Knoff, Solveig Waterfall, Mike Haugen, Win Whittaker | July 26, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Adam Knoff and Solveig Waterfall reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. The teams reported warm temperatures with winds at about 15 mph.  They spent over an hour on the summit enjoying the views before beginning their descent back to Camp Muir.

After a week of Denali Prep training, Mike Haugen and the Expedition Skills Seminar – Kautz team also reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning with 100% of their team. They have started their descent and will be back at Rainier Basecamp this afternoon.

The American Lung Association Climb for Clean Air is ascending to Camp Muir today with Win Whittaker as their lead guide.  He sent us a photo of the team’s climbing school from yesterday.  What beautiful weather the teams have been climbing in!

The ALA climb enjoying a beautiful day at Paradise yesterday. Photo: Win Whittaker 7/26/2013 - View of Mt. Rainier from Paradise. Photo: Mt. Rainier NP Webcam
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Awesome!! Congrats everyone! :)

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Posted by: Elise on 7/26/2013 at 10:43 am


Mt. Rainier: Teams on the Summit - July 18, 2013!

Posted by: Win Whittaker, Elias de Andres Martos | July 18, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Win Whittaker and his team of climbers with the Climb for Clean Air in support of the American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning. The Four Day Summit Climb July 15 - 18 led by Elias de Andres Martos reached the summit also.  The skies are clear above with warm temperatures.  The teams enjoyed some time on the summit before starting their descent.  The teams will stop at Camp Muir then continue their descent to Paradise this afternoon.

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Paradise has enjoyed several days training on the mountain.  Yesterday, the team practice their crevasse rescue techniques (see photo below).  Today they will ascend to Camp Muir for some additional training.  They will make their summit attempt early tomorrow morning.

Congratulations to today’s summit climbers!

The July 18th ALA team en route to the summit of Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Win Whittaker The Expedition Skills Seminar - Paradise at 8,600 ft on the Paradise Glacier practicing crevasse rescue.  Photo: Garrett Stevens Climbing at 9,400' on the Cowlitz Glacier, heading up to Camp Muir. Photo: Garrett Stevens
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Great pics - - have a great time and stay safe!  Paul, bring us some terrific stories and great photos.

Paul Edelbrock’s sister-in-law,
Maren

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Posted by: Maren Chaloupka on 7/19/2013 at 8:09 am

Go boys GO!!!!
Proud of you all! Keep each other safe and have fun!!!!
Xo,
Muffy

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Posted by: Meredith Kanton on 7/18/2013 at 6:47 pm


Mt. Rainier: Four Day Climbs Reach the Summit!

Posted by: Win Whittaker, Jake Beren | July 09, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Win Whittaker and Jake Beren reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning.  The teams reported clear skies, light winds and pleasant temperatures. They began their descent from the crater rim after 7 a.m. PT.  The teams will return to Camp Muir (10,060’) for a short break and then continue down to Paradise (5,400’) this afternoon.

RMI Guide Kel Rossiter and the Expedition Skills Seminar – Emmons team called from Camp Schurman.  They reported good conditions and great weather. The team made their summit attempt today and reached 13,500’ but decided to call that their high point and return to camp.  The team will spend tonight on the mountain with some additional time for training.  They will break camp tomorrow morning, descend to the trail head and return to Rainier BaseCamp in Ashford in the late afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s climbing teams!

The sunrise on July 9, 2013 as seen from Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Win Whittaker  Climbers on the Four Day Summit Climb July 6-9, 2013 en route to the summit of Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Win Whittaker
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Thanks Jake and team again for an amazing trip! You guys are awesome and will be missed!

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Posted by: Tricia on 7/11/2013 at 11:59 am


Mt. Rainier: July 3, 2013 SUMMIT!

Posted by: Andres Marin, Win Whittaker, Solveig Waterfall | July 03, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Five Day Summit Climb Team led by RMI Guide Andres Marin reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. The Four Day Summit Climb Team led by RMI Guide Win Whittaker had a great climb but were unable to reach the summit.  The teams reported clear skies, some light winds, and pleasant temperatures.The teams are on their way to Camp Muir and will be back at Rainier Basecamp to celebrate this afternoon.

After a successful summit yesterday and a week of training the Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons will be returning to Rainier Basecamp this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

Summit on the Emmons - Photo Solveig Waterfall



Mt. Rainier: June 25th Update

Posted by: Seth Waterfall, Win Whittaker | June 25, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 10,500'

The Five Day Summit Climbs June 21 - 25 led by Seth Waterfall and Win Whittaker were unable to reach the summit of Mt. Rainier today.  The teams climbed to 10,500’ before deciding to turn around due to snow conditions and high winds. 

The Five Day Kautz Climb led by Adam Knoff moved up to their High Camp at the western edge of the Turtle snowfield between 9,400’ - 10,500’ yesterday.  They will spend today training at the Castle. 

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons led by Billy Nugent arrived at Inter Glacier yesterday afternoon.  They will be moving to Camp Schurman today.

RMI Emmons climber hiking out to training area.  Photo: RMI Collection An RMI Team camped at the Lower Castle on the Kautz Route.  Photo:  Eric Frank The Four Day Summit Climb June 21 - 25 ready to start their descent from Camp Muir.  Photo: Win Whittaker
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Expedition team…..missed having a blog from you today! (6/26) Hope things are going well and you’re having a great climb despite the weather.  Looking forward to seeing you soon.  Love… read more

Posted by: JD on 6/26/2013 at 7:38 pm


Mt. Rainier: June 22, 2013 Summit!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Walter Hailes, J.J. Justman, Win Whittaker | June 22, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb Teams Led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Walter Hailes called as they reached the Summit of Mt. Rainier at 6:59am this morning.  The teams have clear weather with light winds, but cold temperatures.  They spent some time on the summit before starting their descent back to Camp Muir.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

RMI Guide JJ Justman’s team was awarded with a beautiful day of climbing up to Camp Muir. The team is keeping their fingers crossed for good weather tomorrow morning!

Climbing School. Photo: Win Whittaker Today's ascending summit climb headed to Camp Muir. Photo: JJ Justman
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What an awesome journey you have just completed. Walking by the full moon in the wee hours of the day to stand on top of the world must have been… read more

Posted by: Jan Alexander on 6/22/2013 at 4:45 pm

Outstanding pic! Can’t wait to se the videos.

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Posted by: Tom Buser on 6/22/2013 at 12:25 pm


Mt. Rainier: August 8th Summit!

Posted by: Win Whittaker, Pete Van Deventer | August 08, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: Summit

Our Four and Five Day Summit Climb Teams reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning. RMI Guides Pete Van Deventer and Win Whittaker reported clear skies above 7000’ and winds at about 40mph.  They have started their descent and are now en route back to Camp Muir.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

August 8th Sunrise on Mt. Rainier Photo: Win Whittaker RMI Team on upper Mountain Photo: Win Whittaker August 8th Team on Summit Photo Edward Marx August 8th Team on Summit Photo Edward Marx
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Way to go team

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Posted by: Rosie Zadra on 8/8/2012 at 12:04 pm

Great job team! Congrats

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Posted by: Harrison Ford on 8/8/2012 at 8:06 am


Mt. Rainier: August 6th Summit!

Posted by: Billy Nugent, J.J. Justman, Win Whittaker | August 06, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Billy Nugent led the Four Day Summit Climb August 3 - 6 to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  The teams reached the summit crater around 7:20 a.m. and reported light winds and good conditions.  The Five Day Summit Climb August 2 - 6 led by Gabriel Barral was also on top.  Both teams began their descent just after 8 a.m. 

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons will be moving to their high camp (Camp Schurman 9,440’) today.  They will continue their training this afternoon and ready for their summit attempt tomorrow morning. 

Congratulations to today’s summit climb teams!

The ascending Mt. Rainier team today on the Muir Snowfield. Photo: Win Whittaker
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Congratulations!!!  You did it!!!

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Posted by: Kate Miller on 8/7/2012 at 6:48 am

Way to go Hanky!

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Posted by: H miller on 8/6/2012 at 4:03 pm


Mt. Rainier: August 5th Update

Posted by: Mike Haugen, J.J. Justman, Win Whittaker | August 05, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Mt. Rainier Summit Climb led by Mike Haugen reached the summit in hot weather and no wind.  The team departed the crater rim at 8 a.m. Once the team is at Camp Muir, they will regroup and continue their descent to Paradise.

JJ Justman and his Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons are driving to White River to begin their four days on the Camp Schurman/Emmons Route.

An RMI Team Descending Mt. Rainier on a bluebird day. Photo: Seth Waterfall Beautiful views for the Mt. Rainier Mountaineering School. Photo: Win Whittaker
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Well done Mike!  I hope you guys had as great a trip as we did!

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Posted by: Mark Grace on 8/6/2012 at 4:26 pm

Great Job! So excited for ya’ll. Can’t wait to hear all about it.

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Posted by: ann on 8/5/2012 at 3:49 pm


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