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Mt. Rainier:  Teams on Top via Emmons and Disappointment Cleaver Routes

Posted by: Garrett Stevens, Geoff Schellens, Win Whittaker | July 31, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climbs led by RMI Guides Garrett Stevens and Win Whittaker reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning.  The teams reported cool temperatures, winds 20 mph and clear skies.  They began their descent from the summit at 7 am en route to Camp Muir.  They will take a short break there before continuing down to Paradise.

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons led by RMI Guide Geoff Schellens also made their summit push today.  Geoff and team were also beginning their descent from the crater rim around 7 am. They will return to Camp Schurman for their final night on the mountain.

Congratulations to today’s climbers!

An RMI Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons Team approaching Inter Glacier on Mt. Rainier.  Photo: RMI Collection
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Way to go Pete Lynn!  Want to hear all about it.  Tracked all the way up.

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Posted by: Bill Adkins on 8/1/2014 at 5:43 pm

Hi Arthur and Owen with team Emmons. Have been following you all the way to the summit (well at least since 6.00am!). That was so awesome to watch. Congrats to… read more

Posted by: Shirley Eigenbrot on 7/31/2014 at 5:05 pm


Mt. Rainier: Summit Climbs Unable to Climb Due to Weather

Posted by: Win Whittaker, Tyler Reid | July 23, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 10,060'

The Four Day Summit Climb teams led by RMI Guides Win Whittaker and Geoff Schellens were unable to make a summit attempt of Mt. Rainier due to poor weather.  The teams experienced high winds, hail, rain and lightening overnight, fortunately they remained safely tucked in a Camp Muir.
The teams will start their descent from Camp Muir later this morning and will arrive at Paradise in the early afternoon.

Tyler Reid and the Expedition Skills Seminar Team - Emmons called from Camp Schurman. All is well with the group. They dressed to climb during a small weather window @ 2am this morning but were shut down by hail and lightning. They have around 4 inches of wet snow at Schurman. I estimated about a foot of new up high on the mountain and Tyler says it is probably more.
They are training intermittently today and will head down tomorrow morning.

The RMI team ascending to Camp Muir on July 22nd.  Photo: Win Whittaker The Four Day Summit Climb July 20 - 23 team enjoyed nice weather for their Mountaineering School on July 21st.  Photo: Win Whittaker

Mt.Rainier: Four & Five Day Summit Teams On Top!

Posted by: Win Whittaker, Lindsay Fixmer | July 16, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Win Whittaker and the Five Day Summit Climb led by Lindsay Fixmer reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning.  The teams were able to spend an hour on the summit before starting their descent.  At 7:00 am they were approaching the top of Disappointment Cleaver on their descent.  The weather is beautiful with clear skies, warm temperatures and light winds.

Congratulations to today’s summit climb teams!

The Four Day Summit Climb Team July 13 - 16, 2014 ascending to Camp Muir.  Photo: Win Whittaker RMI Climbers approaching the summit of Mt. Rainier on July 16, 2014.  Photo: Win Whittaker
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So happy you and the team made this trek!  Looking forward to your stories and photos.

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Posted by: Cindy and Ken on 7/16/2014 at 3:24 pm

Great work Rees! Scenery looks stunning. Janet and Murray.

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Posted by: Janet Pascoe on 7/16/2014 at 12:54 pm


Mt. Rainier: June 27th - UPDATE

Posted by: Win Whittaker, Mike Uchal, Alex Barber, Kel Rossiter, Leah Fisher, Billy Haas | June 27, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 11,200'

The Four Day Summit Climb Team led by Win Whittaker and Kel Rossiter climbed to Ingraham Flats this morning (11,200’), but due to snow, high winds, and poor visibility they were unable to reach the summit of Mt. Rainier.  The entire team is safely back at Camp Muir and will be starting their descent back to RMI BaseCamp shortly.

Congratulations to today’s Team!

RMI's Four Day Summit Climb Team en route to Camp Muir June 26, 2014
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John and Beth - you two are rock stars in my book!  Congratulations on giving it your best shot!!!

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Posted by: Jlo on 6/27/2014 at 10:51 am

Chris/Brooke, still a kick butt accomplishment!!!  Can’t wait to see the pictures!

Love, Leonard

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Posted by: Leonard on 6/27/2014 at 9:52 am


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


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