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Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb on the Summit!

Posted by: JJ Justman | June 30, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide JJ Justman reached the crater rim of Mt. Rainier at 6:30 am.  The team spent an hour on the summit enjoying clear skies and light winds. They began their descent at 7:30 en route to Camp Muir.  They will take a short rest at Camp Muir before continuing down to Paradise. 

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb Team!

The Four Day Summit Climb led by JJ Justman on June 30th leaving Ingraham Flats en route to the summit of Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Linden Mallor The Five Day Summit Climb teams tents at Camp Muir, Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Linden Mallory The Four Day Summit Climb approaching the summit of Mt. Rainier on June 30th.  Photo: JJ Justman
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Mt. Rainier: June 29th Summit!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Leon Davis | June 29, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Mt. Rainier Summit Climbs led by Brent Okita and Leon Davis crested the crater rim at 7:35 a.m.  Brent reported 25 mph winds and the cloud deck was at 9,500’.  The teams spent some time on the summit before beginning their descent at 8:40 a.m.

Congratulations to today’s summit climbers!

Mt. Rainier's Disappointment Cleaver Route. Photo: Brent Okita
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Mt. Rainier: June 28th - UPDATE

Posted by: Tyler Jones, Lindsay Fixmer, Christina von Mertens, Adam Butterfield, Bryan Hendrick | June 28, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 11,200'

The Four Day Summit Climb Teams Led by RMI Guides Tyler Jones and Geoff Schellens reached Ingraham Flats on Mt. Rainier today, but due to poor visibility and bad weather they were forced to turn abort their summit attempt.  The team returned to Camp Muir and have started their descent back to Paradise and will arrive at Ashford BaseCamp this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s team.

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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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Mt. Rainier: June 26th Summit

Posted by: Mike Soucy, Zeb Blais, JJ Justman | June 26, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb of Mt. Rainier led by RMI Guides JJ Justman and Mike Soucy stood on top of Columbia Crest this morning.  JJ reported that the teams were in and out of a cloud cap all morning but enjoyed light winds and pleasant conditions on the summit.  The teams will descend to Camp Muir where they will pack up and refuel before making their way to Paradise.  We look forward to seeing them in Ashford this afternoon.

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz led by RMI Guide Zeb Blais also reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  They enjoyed a light breeze while on the summit.  The team will descend back to high camp for the night and will return to Ashford tomorrow.

Congratulations to today’s climbers!

An RMI rope team on their ascent of Mt. Rainier, WA this morning.  Photo: JJ Justman RMI climbers on their descent of Mt. Rainier, WA this morning. Photo: JJ Justman
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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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Mt. Rainier: June 24th SUMMIT!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Mike Uchal, Christina von Mertens, Seth Waterfall, Mike King, Alex Barber, Robby Young | June 24, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

Early this morning the Four Day Summit Climb led by Brent Okita reached the summit of Mt. Rainier.  Brent reported clouds above and winds 20 mph, and some new snow on the mountain.  The team has started their descent and are now en route back to Camp Muir.

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons Team led by Seth Waterfall reached the summit via the Emmons route at 11:50am this morning.  The will spend a bit of time on the summit before starting their descent.

Congratulations to Today’s Teams!

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

Posted by: Casey Grom, Lindsay Fixmer | June 23, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Casey Grom radioed from the summit of Mt. Rainier at 7:33 am with his Four Day Summit Climb Team along with the Five Day Summit Climb led by Lindsay Fixmer.  The Four and Five Day Summit Climb teams reported great conditions on the mountains and a beautiful day with barely any winds.  The teams were going to start their descent just before 8 am and will return to Camp Muir and then continue to Paradise.
We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp later this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb teams!

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Mt. Rainier: June 22nd Update

Posted by: Mark Falender, Bridget Belliveau, Zach Lovell, Seth Waterfall | June 22, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Mt. Rainier Four Day Summit Climb led by Mark Falender reached the summit at 6:00 a.m. this morning.  At 7:15 he radioed from 13,000’ on their descent reporting blue skies, a bit chilly and light winds. Congratulations!

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons led by Seth Waterfall are traveling to the White River Campground beginning their approach to Camp 1.

RMI climbers on the approach to the Mt. Rainier summit. Photo: Seth Waterfall
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Mt. Rainier: June 21st Update

Posted by: Kel Rossiter, Zeb Blais | June 21, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

At 7:20 a.m. PT the Mount Rainier Four Day Summit Climbs led by Kel Rossiter and Zeb Blais were just about to crest the crater rim. They reported 10 mph winds from the north and perfectly blue skies. 

Congratulations to today’s summit climb teams!

RMI Guide Kel Rossiter cresting the Mt. Rainier crater rim. Photo: RMI Collection
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Recent Images From Mount Rainier

  • An RMI Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons Team approaching Inter Glacier on Mt. Rainier.  Photo: RMI Collection
  • The Four Day Summit Climb July 25-28, 2014 Team crossing the summit crater of Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Seth Waterfall
  • Climbers at High Break on Mt. Rainier.  RMI Photo Collection
  • 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
  • RMI climbers on the upper flanks of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Ed Viesturs
  • An RMI Team led by Brent Okita crossing the Mt. Rainier crater. Photo: Brent Okita
  • 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
  • Mt. Rainier as seen from Sunrise this morning.  Photo: Mt. Rainier Web Cam
  • The path leaving the summit of Mt. Rainier via the Disappointment Cleaver.  Photo: Brent Okita
  • The Expeditions Skill Seminar - Emmons teams on the summit of Mt. Rainier July 15th.  Photo: Pete Van Deventer
  • An RMI Mount Rainier team on the summit. Photo: RMI Collection
  • RMI climbers crossing the crater rim of Mt. Rainier, WA. Photo: Brent Okita
  • The Four Day Summit Climbs en route to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Photo: Mike King
  • A RMI Team practicing rope travel on Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Win Whittaker
  • Snow School on Mt. Rainier in July. Photo: Win Whittaker
  • Learning basic mountaineering techniques on Mt. Rainier in July. Photo: Win Whittaker
  • The view of Mt. Rainier and the Emmons Glacier from Sunrise. Photo: Mt. Rainier Web Cam
  • Crossing the Crate Rim on Mt. Rainier. Photo: Brent Okita
  • Leaving the Summit of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Brent Okita
  • July 8th Team at High Crack on Mt. Rainier. Photo: Brent Okita
  • Climbers crossing ladder at High Crack on Mt. Rainier. Photo: Brent Okita
  • Sunrise on Mount Rainier. Photo: Seth Waterfall
  • 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
  • Climbers approaching the summit of Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Seth Waterfall
  • Looking down on Camp Schurman from the Emmons Glacier Route on Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Mike Walter
  • The Five Day Summit Climb takes a break en route to the summit of Mt. Rainier on July 1st.  Photo: Linden Mallory
  • The Four Day Summit Climb led by JJ Justman on June 30th leaving Ingraham Flats en route to the summit of Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Linden Mallor
  • The Five Day Summit Climb teams tents at Camp Muir, Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Linden Mallory
  • The Four Day Summit Climb approaching the summit of Mt. Rainier on June 30th.  Photo: JJ Justman