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Mt. Rainier: Expedition Skills Seminar Summit Day!

Posted by: Brent Okita, J.J. Justman | September 19, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Muir September 15 - 19 led by RMI Guides Brent Okita and JJ Justman reached the summit of Mt. Rainier today.  Brent reported a beautiful day with no winds and blue skies all around.  The team will conclude their week on the mountain tomorrow.

We look forward to seeing them at Rainier BaseCamp tomorrow afternoon.

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Muir on the summit of Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Brent Okita The sunrise as the climbers ascend Mt. Rainier on September 19th.  Photo: Brent Okita RMI Climbers taking a rest break after reaching the summit of Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Brent Okita
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That is awesome! Way to go Steve and the rest of the team. We are all so proud of you! Come home safely. Hugs from all your girls XXXOOO

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Posted by: Mary on 9/19/2013 at 2:29 pm


Mt. Rainier: Summit Climbs on Top September 16th

Posted by: Seth Waterfall, Solveig Waterfall | September 16, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb teams September 13 - 16 reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning just after 7 am.  RMI Guides Seth Waterfall and Solveig Waterfall reported clear skies above with a light wind from the SW.  There is a cloud deck lower on the mountain 9,500’.  The teams will enjoy some time on the summit before starting their descent to Camp Muir and continuing to Paradise later this afternoon.

Congratulations to today Summit Climb teams!

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Mt. Rainier: September 15th Summit!

Posted by: Geoff Schellens, Leon Davis | September 15, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

The Four Day Summit Climb August 12 - 15 and the Five Day Summit Climb August 11 - 15 both reached the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  RMI Guides Leon Davis and Geoff Schellens reported they were in a cloud cap on the summit with low visibility and light winds from the South/Southwest.  The teams began their descent from the crater rim shortly after 7 am.  They will return to Camp Muir for a short break before continuing their descent to Paradise this afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s climbers!

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WAY TO GO DADDY! We are so proud of you.  We can’t to hear all about it! xoxox Heather, George and Margaret

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Posted by: Heather on 9/15/2013 at 7:19 am

Congrats Chevy!!!  Off to Denali…

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Posted by: Bob on 9/15/2013 at 7:14 am


Mt. Rainier: September 14th Summit!

Posted by: Paul Edgren | September 14, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

RMI Guide Paul Edgren led the Four Day Summit Climb to the summit of Mt. Rainier this morning.  Paul reported great route conditions and warm, sunny weather.  The team is making their way to Camp Muir where they will rest and refuel before returning to Ashford this afternoon.

Congratulations climbers!

RMI Climbers on the crater rim of Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Dave Hahn
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Mt. Rainier: Expedition Skills Seminar Reaches the SUMMIT!

Posted by: Mike Walter, Jake Beren | September 12, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 14,410'

Our Expedition Skills Seminar - Muir led by RMI Guides Mike Walter and Jake Beren reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning.  The team reported great route conditions, warm temperatures and clear skies. The team is now en route to Camp Muir and will spend the spend the rest of their time at Camp Muir training before returning to RMI Basecamp tomorrow.

Congratulations to today’s team!

Crater Rim at Sunrise - Photo: Bryan Hendrick 9/12/13 - Ladder on the Disappointment Cleaver Route. Photo: Katrina Bloemsma
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Congratulations team!!!!!!  I am sure it was amazing!!!  Fouad I am so proud of you.  This is really an experience to remember.  Cant wait to see the pics.  Safe trip… read more

Posted by: jyl elias on 9/12/2013 at 8:12 am


Mt. Rainier: Expedition Skills Seminar Training At Camp Muir

Posted by: Jake Beren, Mike Walter | September 11, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 10,080'

The Expedition Skills Seminar - Muir September 9 - 13 led by RMI Guides Jake Beren and Mike Walter continue their training at Camp Muir.  The teams ascended on Monday from Paradise to Camp Muir.  They have been working on their mountaineering skills including cramponing, rope travel, running belays and ice axe arrest.  The teams have been enjoying beautiful weather and spending time on the mountain.  They plan to make their summit attempt this evening.

We wish them luck!

RMI Guide Mike King gives instruction on running belays during the Expedition Skills Seminar - Muir, Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Lindsay Mann
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Hi Fouad….I am so excited for your summit climb.  miss you tons…be safe..xxoo..say hi to Cedric.

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Posted by: Jyl on 9/11/2013 at 5:46 pm

Go Eric!  Magic mountain bars are waiting for you back in seattle!  All the way to top if lady mountain permits!  God speed!!!  Mom, ty and kate

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Posted by: Meg on 9/11/2013 at 4:38 pm


Mt. Rainier: September 9th Update

Posted by: | September 09, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 12,300'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guides Dave Hahn and Leon Davis reached the top of Disappointment Cleaver before route conditions forced them to turn around.  When Dave called to check-in around 7:15 am, the teams were descending the lower third of the Cleaver en route to Camp Muir.  They will be back in Ashford later this afternoon.

View of Mt. Rainier as seen from Paradise.  Photo: Mt. Rainier Web Cam
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Mt. Rainier: September 8th Teams Thwarted by Winds

Posted by: Billy Nugent, Elias de Andres Martos | September 08, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 12,700'

The Four Day Summit Climb led by RMI Guide Billy Nugent and RMI Guide Elias de Andres Martos reached 12,900’ before high winds forced them to turn around.  The teams were at Ingraham Flats around 7 am this morning en route to Camp Muir.  From there, they will refuel and prepare to descend back to Paradise.  We look forward to seeing them back in Ashford this afternoon.

Way to climb teams!

Little Tahoma as seen from Muir Ridge.  Photo: RMI Collection
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Mt. Rainier: September 7th Update

Posted by: J.J. Justman, Solveig Waterfall | September 07, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 11,600'

Hi everyone. You know…it certainly can be disappointing. I guess that’s why they call it Disappointment Cleaver, which is where we are right now.

However, our team is having fun and smiling. Hey! That’s part of climbing. The mountain said no and we have to respect that. We will climb another day and we are happy about that.

Now, we will finish taking photos and focus on the most important part of climbing, getting down safely.

Ciao from Rainier.

RMI Guide JJ Justman

9/7/13- Summit climbers all smiles on the mountain this morning. Photo: JJ Justman Four Day Summit Climb at sunrise. Photo: JJ Justman Summit climb led by JJ Justman on the descent. Photo: JJ Justman
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Mt. Rainier: September 6, 2013 Update

Posted by: Tyler Jones, Lindsay Mann | September 06, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier
Elevation: 10,080'

The Four Day Summit Climbs led by Lindsay Mann and Tyler Jones were unable to leave Camp Muir last night.  The team experienced heavy thunderstorms that brought much lightening and 6 inches of new snow to Camp Muir. The teams plan to leave Camp Muir shortly and will be back in Ashford in the early afternoon.

Congratulations to today’s teams!

9/6/13 - Summit teams at Camp Muir. Photo: Lindsay Mann
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Recent Images From Mount Rainier

  • Last rest break on the mountain. Photo: Brent Okita
  • Group photo near Paradise. Photo: Brent Okita
  • The winter seminar training in tough conditions at Camp Muir. Photo: Brent Okita
  • The Mt. Rainier winter seminar's high point today. Photo: Robby Young
  • Winter seminar training with avalanche transceivers. Photo: Brent Okita
  • The winter seminar traversing the Cowlitz Glacier. Photo: Brent Okita
  • Taking a break on our way up the Muir Snowfield. Photo: Brent Okita
  • Mt. Rainier seminar ascending to Camp Muir. Photo: Brent Okita
  • Beautiful vast views on Mt. Rainier seminar. Photo: Brent Okita
  • Route Planning. Photo: Bryan Hendrick
  • Ski Camp. Photo: Bryan Hendrick
  • Paradise Valley. Photo: Bryan Hendrick
  • The Dining tent. Photo: Bryan Hendrick
  • Winter seminar's first camp at Marmot Hill. Photo: Elias de Andres Martos
  • RMI Winter Seminar ascending the upper slopes of Mt. Rainier. Photo: Elias de Andres Martos
  • March 2014 Winter Seminar team walking into the Mt. Rainier crater. Photo: Elias de Andres Martos
  • March 13, 2014 -Winter Seminar summit team pose under bluebird skies in Mt. Rainier's crater. Photo: Elias de Andres Martos
  • Views over Mt. Rainier's crater. Photo: Seth Waterfall
  • The Expedition Skills Seminar - Muir on the summit of Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Brent Okita
  • The sunrise as the climbers ascend Mt. Rainier on September 19th.  Photo: Brent Okita
  • RMI Climbers taking a rest break after reaching the summit of Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Brent Okita
  • RMI Climbers on the crater rim of Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Dave Hahn
  • Crater Rim at Sunrise - Photo: Bryan Hendrick
  • 9/12/13 - Ladder on the Disappointment Cleaver Route. Photo: Katrina Bloemsma
  • RMI Guide Mike King gives instruction on running belays during the Expedition Skills Seminar - Muir, Mt. Rainier.  Photo: Lindsay Mann
  • View of Mt. Rainier as seen from Paradise.  Photo: Mt. Rainier Web Cam
  • Little Tahoma as seen from Muir Ridge.  Photo: RMI Collection
  • 9/7/13- Summit climbers all smiles on the mountain this morning. Photo: JJ Justman
  • Four Day Summit Climb at sunrise. Photo: JJ Justman
  • Summit climb led by JJ Justman on the descent. Photo: JJ Justman
  • 9/6/13 - Summit teams at Camp Muir. Photo: Lindsay Mann
  • The lower slopes of Mt. Rainier, September 5, 2013.  Photo: JJ Justman
  • RMI Guide JJ Justman and team hike above Paradise to a training area for Climbing School.  Photo: JJ Justman
  • September 4, 2013 - Mt. Rainier as seen from Paradise.  Photo: Mt. Rainier Webcam
  • The ascending climb gets briefed by RMI Guide Andy Hildebrand before the final stretch to Camp Muir on September 2.  Photo: Katrina Bloemsma
  • The teams descending to Ingraham Flats due to low visibility and high winds at 12,700'. Photo: Lindsay Mann
  • An RMI Team ascending through Cathedral Gap.  Photo: RMI Collection
  • The Cowlitz Glacier looking towards Cathedral Gap with Little Tahoma to the right.  Photo: RMI Collection