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Mt. Rainier: July 28th Summit!

Posted by: Win Whittaker, Seth Waterfall | July 28, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guides Win Whittaker and Seth Waterfall topped Mt. Rainier in very calm winds and beautiful skies.  The teams checked in at 7:15 a.m. and had already began their descent from the crater rim. With the cloud layer just below Paradise, they have been enjoying the view since sunrise and the weather should stay in their favor as the sun continues to shine upon them.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

Today's team enjoying the view from Mt. Rainier's crater rim. Photo: Seth Waterfall RMI Guide Win Whittaker on the Mt. Rainier summit this morning. Photo: Win Whittaker Mt. Adams from the top of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Win Whittaker

Mt. Rainier: July 20th Update!

Posted by: Win Whittaker, Pete Van Deventer | July 20, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 10,060'

The Four Day Summit Climb Teams led by RMI Guides Win Whittaker and Pete Van Deventer were unable to make their summit attempt due to lightening strikes and rain throughout the night.  The teams stayed safely tucked in at Camp Muir.  They will begin their descent to Paradise later this morning.

The weather at Camp Muir today.  Photo: Win Whittaker

Mt. Rainier: American Lung Association School Day

Posted by: Win Whittaker, Pete Van Deventer | July 18, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier

The American Lung Association’s Climb for Clean Air team had a beautiful day in the snow above Paradise.  They learned some important skills to help them reach their goal of reaching the Mt. Rainier summit and also had a lot of fun.

Learning some mountaineering techniques. Photo: Win Whittaker Everyone takes an iPhone break on school today. Photo: Win Whittaker

Mt. Rainier: July 14th Summit!

Posted by: Win Whittaker, Tyler Jones | July 14, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: Summit

The ALA Climb for Clean Air led by Win Whittaker and our Four Day Summit Climb led by Tyler Jones reached the summit of Mt. Rainier at 6 am this morning.  Win reported cold and breezy conditions with some high clouds.  The teams have started their descent and are now en route to Camp Muir.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

July 14th Climb for Clean Air at the top of the Cleaver.  Photo: Win Whittaker
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Mt. Rainier: June 29th Update

Posted by: Win Whittaker, Eric Frank | June 29, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 10,640'

Our Four Day Summit Climb Teams led by RMI Guides Win Whittaker and Eric Frank reached the top of Cathedral Gap today, but strong winds and heavy precipitation forced them to turn back.  The teams have left Camp Muir and we expect the back at Ashford Basecamp in the early afternoon.

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Mt. Rainier: June 16th Update

Posted by: Win Whittaker, Dan Windham | June 16, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 13,500'

RMI Guides Win Whittaker and Dan Windham led the Four Day Summit Climb teams to 13,500’ this morning before deciding to turn around due to deteriorating weather conditions and increased winds.  The teams checked in from Ingraham Flats around 7:30 a.m. on their descent as the rain continued to fall.  They returned to Camp Muir to repack and hopefully dry out a bit.  At 10:00 a.m. they began their descent from Camp Muir to Paradise.

We look forward to seeing the groups at Rainier BaseCamp in a few hours.

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