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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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Mt. Rainier: June 20th SUMMIT!

Posted by: Brent Okita, Solveig Waterfall, Mike Soucy | June 20, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and Mike Soucy was 30 minutes from the crater rim at 7:40 am as reported by Camp Muir.  Camp Muir reported calm winds, and clear skies. The team will spend a bit of time on the summit before starting their descent.

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons spent a misty afternoon practicing crevasse rescue and ice climbing skills on the Emmons Glacier near Camp Schurman The spent the evening in camp, having dinner, relaxing, and celebrating an exciting, strenuous and very windy climb to 13,200’ yesterday. The team is descending from their camp this morning and will return to Ashford this afternoon around 3:30 pm.

Congratulations to Today’s Teams!

The Emmons - Expedition Skills Seminar Team practicing crevasse rescue. Photo: Solveig Waterfall
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Mt. Rainier: June 19th Update

Posted by: Seth Waterfall, Walter Hailes, Solveig Waterfall | June 19, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Seth Waterfall and the Four Day Summit Climb teams were approaching the crater rim at 7:29 a.m. PT.  They reported very cold and very windy conditions on the Disappointment Cleaver Route.  The teams will be starting their descent soon after reaching the summit.

RMI Guide Solveig Waterfall and the Expedition Skills Seminar - Emmons aborted their summit bid at 13,200’ due to high winds and blowing snow. They are descending back to Camp Schurman.

An RMI team on top of Mt. Rainier. Photo: RMI Collection
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Mt. Rainier: Four & Five Day Summit Climbs Reach Summit

Posted by: Mark Falender, JJ Justman | June 18, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by JJ Justman was approaching Mt. Rainier’s crater rim at 6:50 am along with the Five Day Summit Climb led by Mark Falendar.  JJ reported clear skies above and light wind.  The teams will return to Camp Muir and then continue their descent to Paradise.

The Expedition Skills Seminar – Kautz climbed through the Kautz ice chute this morning.  Their team made good work of the route and they were going to enjoy a short break off Wapowety Cleaver as this will be their high point for the trip.  The team will return to Ashford later today.

We look forward to seeing the teams back at Rainier BaseCamp this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s Four and Five Day Summit Climb teams!

June 18th Team Ascending to Camp Muir on Mt. Rainier. Photo JJ Justman June 18th Team  Ascending to Camp Muir on Mt. Rainier. Photo JJ Justman
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Mt. Rainier: Four Day Summit Climb and Expeditions Skills Seminar - Kautz Updates

Posted by: Pete Van Deventer, Ben Liken, Robby Young | June 17, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier

RMI Guide Pete Van Deventer checked in from Camp Muir at 6:45 am.  The Four Day Summit Climb team was forced to turn around at Ingraham Flats due to deteriorating weather.  They experienced gusty winds, drifting snow and heavy precipitation.  Camp Muir had a small accumulation of snow throughout the morning.

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz led by Elias de Andres Martos checked in from their high camp.  The team was expecting to make their summit attempt today but we unable to do so due to the poor weather.  The team experienced a very stormy night with consistent winds.

The Four Day Summit climb will return to Rainier BaseCamp later today.  The Expedition Skills Seminar - Kautz will continue their training and spend another night on the mountain.  They will return tomorrow afternoon.

 


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

Posted by: Casey Grom, Zeb Blais | June 16, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb Team led by Casey Grom and the Five Day Summit Climb Team led by Zeb Blais reached the summit of Mt. Rainier at 8:00 am PT.  The teams reported clear skies and good climbing conditions with some chilly temperatures.  They were able to enjoy some time on top today and began their descent around 9:20 am.  The teams will return to Camp Muir for a short break before continuing down to Paradise.  We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp later today.

Congratulations to today’s Summit Climb Teams!

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Mt. Rainier: June 15th Update

Posted by: Walter Hailes, Alex Barber, Bridget Belliveau | June 15, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by Walter Hailes reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning around 7:40 am.  The team spent an hour on the summit with clear skies around them.  Walter reported a cloud deck at approximately 8,500’ and decreasing winds.  The team began their descent just before 9 a.m.

Happy Father’s Day!

An RMI team taking a break at Ingraham Flats on Mt. Rainier. Photo: Seth Waterfall

Mt. Rainier: June 14th SUMMIT!

Posted by: Lindsay Mann, Josh Maggard, Zach Lovell, Ben Liken, Katrina Bloemsma, JJ Justman | June 14, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb Teams Led by JJ Justman and Lindsay Mann reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning.  The teams reported great climbing conditions with winds of about 5 - 15 mph as they climbed above the clouds.  The teams will spend some time on the summit before starting their descent back to Camp Muir.

Congratulations to Today’s Teams!

The June 14th Summit Climb Team at Sunrise on Mt. Rainier.  Photo: JJ Justman
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Recent Images From Mount Rainier

  • 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
  • Mt. Rainier's Disappointment Cleaver Route. Photo: Brent Okita
  • RMI's Four Day Summit Climb Team en route to Camp Muir June 26, 2014
  • 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