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Mt. Rainier: June 22, 2013 Summit!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Walter Hailes, JJ 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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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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Mt. Rainier: August 6th Summit!

Posted by: Billy Nugent, JJ 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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Mt. Rainier: August 5th Update

Posted by: Mike Haugen, JJ 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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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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